By Dominic Toner
Jermaine Jenas has hailed Tottenham midfielders Victor Wanyama, Mousa Dembele and Christian Eriksen for their performance against Arsenal.
Spurs recorded a 1-1 away draw against their north London rivals Arsenal in the Premier League, with Harry Kane’s second-half penalty cancelling out an own goal from team-mate Kevin Wimmer.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side delivered a strong performance at the Emirates and demonstrated a real strength in the midfield, with the side switching to a 3-4-3 formation.
Former Spurs player Jenas believes that the midfield completely outshone Arsenals and delivered a “dominant” performance.
“Arsenal may have been in better form of late, but we learned on Sunday that their central midfield is nowhere near as good as Tottenham’s,” Jenas wrote on Yahoo Sport. “Francis Coquelin had a decent game, but Victor Wanyama, Mousa Dembele and Christian Eriksen, playing in a slightly deeper role, were dominant.”
England international Eric Dier was considered as Spurs’ first-choice midfielder last season and occupied the defensive role, but has been reverted to a centre-back in recent games duo to Toby Alderweireld’s injury.
Pochettino’s summer signing Wanyama has settled well since his arrival at White Hart Lane and played in all seven league games this season.
Dembele, 29, has made a great return to the side following his suspension and received huge praise for his man-of-the-match display against Arsenal.
The Belgium midfielder was fouled in the penalty box which lead to Spurs’ goal after he had made a powerful run through the Gunners’ defence.
Spurs playmaker Eriksen also showed a defensive side to his game at the weekend and can be deployed either centrally or out wide.
In other Tottenham news, Harry Kane has provided an ankle update following the match against Arsenal.