English Premiership

Arsenal stayed mentally strong to beat Tottenham, says Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Getty Images)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Getty Images)

London - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang said Arsenal were confident they could fight back against Tottenham Hotspur despite seeing their early lead wiped out at the Emirates on Sunday.

Unai Emery's side extended their unbeaten run to 19 matches in all competitions after battling back from 2-1 down at half-time in the Premier League thriller to win 4-2.

Aubameyang's penalty had put Arsenal ahead before Eric Dier's header and a Harry Kane spot-kick gave Tottenham the lead at the break.

Arsenal hit back in thrilling style.

Aubameyang levelled the scores at 2-2 with a superb long-range equaliser before Alexandre Lacazette came off the bench to put Arsenal ahead and Lucas Torreira sealed the points with his first goal for the club.

"After the first goal we conceded we had a moment where we were a bit down, but at half-time we were confident," Aubameyang told Sky Sports.

"We spoke, we knew that we can do it in the second half. With the fans, the atmosphere, we felt strong and could go for the win.

"I think we can see always in the second half we played very well, we don't give up. That's the mentality."

The win lifts Arsenal above Tottenham into fourth in the table, but Aubameyang said that was not the main concern.

"The most important thing is the present right now," he said. "We are looking of course to continue this series. We are still winning games and we're on an unbeaten run so we have to keep going."

Fixtures
Wed 15 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Manchester City
AFC Bournemouth
Etihad Stadium
Wed 15 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Newcastle United
Tottenham Hotspur
St. James' Park
Wed 15 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Burnley
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Turf Moor
Results
Tue 14 Jul 20
Chelsea 1
Norwich City 0
Mon 13 Jul 20
Manchester United 2
Southampton 2
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AFC Bournemouth 4
Leicester City 1
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Liverpool
35
30
93
2. Manchester City
35
23
72
3. Chelsea
36
19
63
4. Leicester City
35
17
59