By Dominic Toner
Ray Wilkins hailed the Tottenham performance against Arsenal on Sunday and was full of praise for Mousa Dembele.
Spurs recorded a 1-1 away draw against their north London rivals in the Premier League, with Harry Kane’s second-half penalty cancelling out an own goal from team-mate Kevin Wimmer.
The result means that Mauricio Pochettino’s side are still the only unbeaten team in the division and they are currently fifth-placed, five points adrift of league leaders Liverpool.
Sky Sports pundit Wilkins has highlighted the performance of Spurs’ midfielder Dembele against the Gunners as he ranked the team’s display as an A grade.
“I thought Tottenham were equally as good (as Arsenal),” Wilkins wrote on Sky Sports. “They had a couple of setbacks obviously with Dele Alli, while Toby Alderweireld was not there. Harry Kane coming back looked a little bit off the pace, but I will give them an ‘A’ as they played some wonderful football, with Mousa Dembele the best player on the pitch.”
Dembele delivered a powerful display against Arsenal at the weekend as he bossed the physical battles in midfield.
The 29-year-old was fouled for the penalty they scored after a weaving through the heart of the Gunners defence.
In other Tottenham news, Victor Wanyama claims what stood out from the club’s display against Arsenal.