Arsenal reclaimed bragging rights over fierce rivals Tottenham on Sunday thanks to a 2-1 win in the North London Derby.
Erik Lamela had given Spurs an undeserved lead in the first half with a quite extraordinary rabona goal, but the Gunners were not to be outdone, with Martin Odegaard and Alexandre Lacazette from the penalty spot securing the three points.
The result did not move the Gunners up in the table, as they remained in tenth place, but it did cut the gap to Spurs to just four points with ten games of the season to go.
Manager Mikel Arteta was a happy man afterwards, albeit tempering his delight with caution at a final 15 minutes that was “not managed well”.
He said: “Well extremely happy and proud about the way the boys played today and obviously really happy because we know what it means to our club and our fans. It’s a shame that they weren’t here today and I hope that they will be happy from home.”
But while Arteta was happy after the final whistle, he was not always feeling so during the game, going through a whole range of emotions on the touchline.
Those emotions can be seen in the Bench Cam video posted on the official Arsenal YouTube channel, which focuses in on Arteta and his coaching staff while the game is going ahead.
And by showing clips of the match, we can see what was happening on the pitch to make Arteta so animated.
There was one moment, among many interesting occasions, that may pique supporters’ interest.
Arsenal had dominated the first half but found themselves a goal behind and just before Odegaard struck the equaliser, on the stroke of half-time, the Bench Cam picked up Arteta shouting at his players.
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And what he shouted shows he was happy with the application of his players and that they were doing what he sent them out to do.
“Keep playing. Patience,” hew shouted from the touchline.
Barely ten seconds later, Kieran Tierney’s cross was turned home, via a deflection, but Odegaard and the Gunners were level.