By Amir Mir
Arsenal drew 1-1 with Tottenham at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon – and fans on Twitter hailed Granit Xhaka’s performance.
The Gunners took the lead in the first-half when Spurs centre-back Kevin Wimmer converted into his own net just before the break.
But the returning Harry Kane, who has now scored five league goals against Arsenal converted from the penalty spot after Laurent Koscielny fouled Moussa Dembele.
Defensive-midfielder Xhaka, who was playing in his first north London derby failed to inspire his team to victory after taking the lead, despite fans hailing his heroic display.
The 24-year-old had only returned from a three-match suspension, but the Gunners were forced to settle the points with their bitter rivals.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— @MesutOzil1088 (@_C_hacha) November 6, 2016
Monreal and Xhaka have had a really good game.
— Anand 🔴🔵 (@Xhakaal) November 6, 2016
Xhaka is so good
— Clare Downie (@claredownie) November 6, 2016
Xhaka has been mustard today.
— Tan Larry (@ManLikeTan) November 6, 2016
LOVE HOW ÖZIL AND XHAKA BACK UP WALCOTT, love the passion boys https://t.co/pGCe98yWUj
— King Henry (@ArsenalKing14) November 6, 2016
No question about that, Dembele has been quality today. Granit Xhaka 2nd for me.
— Jak (@jak_heer) November 6, 2016
Xhaka has now played 13 Premier League, EFL Cup and Champions League games for Wenger’s side this season scoring three goals, but he is yet to provide an assist.
Nonetheless, Arsenal are third in the league table with 24 points from 11 games, one point behind leaders Chelsea who thrashed Everton 5-0 on Saturday evening.
Meanwhile, Spurs remain in fifth place with 21 points as they still unbeaten in the league, but they have recorded six league draws out of 11 games.
In other Arsenal team news, a reliable journalist has stated why Tottenham’s Dele Alli missed the north London derby.