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Arsenal Outgun Spurs in London Derby

Arsenal struck three times inside 35 minutes to beat Tottenham 3-1 yesterday and move above their north London rivals in the Premier League table.

Just three weeks ago Spurs sat top and Arsenal bottom after their worst start to a league season for 67 years.


However, the Gunners have been rejuvenated by six summer signings and the return to fitness of a number of key players. Emile Smith Rowe opened the floodgates by taking advantage of some awful Tottenham defending on 12 minutes.


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang then rounded off a brilliant team move before Bukayo Saka rolled home the third 11 minutes before half-time.


Son Heung-min pulled a goal back for the visitors 11 minutes from time, but it was too little, too late for Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.


Arsenal climb to 10th ahead of Spurs on goal difference with both sides on nine points from six games.

Elsewhere, Barcelona eased some pressure on absent manager Ronald Koeman with a comfortable La Liga victory over winless Levante at the Nou Camp.


Memphis Depay’s sixth-minute penalty gave Barcelona the lead after the Dutch forward was fouled by Nemanja Radoja.


Compatriot Luuk de Jong then raced on to Sergino Dest’s pass to score his first goal since joining on a season-long loan from Sevilla. Substitute Ansu Fati hit the third on his return from a long-term injury.


Barcelona climb to fifth in La Liga and are five points behind leaders Real Madrid with a game in hand. Real were held by Villarreal on Saturday.

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