Tottenham beat Arsenal 1-0 ahead of new Premier League season
Tottenham and Arsenal faced off in a north London derby ‘friendly’ today ahead of the new Premier League season.
The rivals, along with Chelsea, have been involved in a round-robin Mind charity series in pre-season, with the three capital clubs raising money for a good cause and also shake out the cobwebs before another gruelling campaign.
It was Spurs who claimed early season bragging rights in Nuno Espirito Santo’s first NLD as Spurs boss, a big confidence boost for the squad and the new manager amid ongoing uncertainty over Harry Kane’s furutre as the striker looks to join Manchester City.
Heung-min Son scored the only goal after Dele Alli had earlier twice hit the post.
As for Arsenal, Mikel Arteta is busy trying to add to his squad following a disappointing 2020/21 campaign and will not have been overly impressed by what he saw from his current crop.
Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo is planning on talking to wantaway striker Harry Kane on Monday.
“Harry is with us,” Nuno told reporters on Sunday. “He has to quarantine, he’s in the lodge but he’s training.
“He already made the first day with the sports science. He’s with us. Good.”
“We expect him to integrate when he follows all the protocols, we can’t take any chances with the quarantine. We have to be really careful.
“I will speak with Harry probably as soon as possible because he’s already at the Lodge. Not today [though], today was a match but we have a training session tomorrow. Social distanced, hopefully, I will speak with Harry tomorrow.”