Only then did Arteta Hoivier the North London Derby have a war of nerves.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Pierre Emil Hoivier’s war of nerves has become a hot topic.
Tottenham Hotspur beat Arsenal 1-0 in the final friendly match of the preseason at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London at 10 p.m. on the 8th (Korea time).
It was a pre-season game, but the North London Derby was the North London Derby. Although there are only a few seasons left, the two teams prepared for the game with the best strength. Tottenham, led by Son Heung-min, has selected all the main players who can be put in, including Hoivier, Dele Ali, and Hugo Yoris. Arsenal also had a large number of key players including Zilsera Alexandre Lacazette, Emil Smith Lowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Kieran Tierney.
The two teams, which had been fierce from the beginning, had 23 fouls. The atmosphere of the game, which was gradually rising, became the hottest in the second half of the year. Hoivier attempted to tackle the ball near the touchline, which unintentionally became a slight threat to Arteta.
When Hoivier tackled and gave Arteta a word, Arteta complained to him. Hoivier made a gesture of reconciliation, but Arteta did not seem to be relieved. Hoivier approached and raised his finger. Eventually, the wait came and stopped him, and Granit Zac came and calmed Hoivier.
Fortunately, there was no fierce war of nerves between the players of both teams. As it was Tottenham home stadium, Arteta was booed, and the game resumed again when the referee finally calmed Arteta down.
The direction of the North London Derby, which had been burning hot, was mixed in the 35th minute of the second half. Japet Tanganga gave up a cutback after showing a powerful breakthrough on the right, and Son Heung-min, who received it, broke the net with a clean shot. Tottenham, which defended Son Heung-min’s first goal, won the game as it was.