Watch: Carra and Henry crucify Nuno’s Spurs after North London derby defeat

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Former Arsenal Striker Thierry Henry

Arsenal‘s emphatic north London derby victory got the Monday Night Football treatment from Jamie Carragher and special guest Thierry Henry. Safe to say it wasn’t comfortable viewing for Tottenham fans.

Mikel Arteta’s Gunners raced to a three-goal lead in the first half, eventually winning 3-1, and the Sky Sports pundits were full of praise for the winning side. But they also analysed how Spurs made life easy for them, particularly in midfield.

In particular, Carragher analysed Tottenham’s shape – highlighting the massive gaps in the centre of the pitch that ought to have been occupied by midfielders and questioning Nuno Espirito Santo’s tactical approach.

“Where would you want them? Surely not there. There’s less space on the moon than what you see in that midfield for Tottenham,” Carragher noted.

“It’s actually unbelievable. The manager must have told them where to go: this is before the first goal. It was always going to happen.”

“They were too open,” added Henry. “This is not how you play a derby.”


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