Arsenal vs Tottenham
Arsenal's Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (2nd R) celebrates after scoring a goal during their English Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates stadium in LondonReuters

Arsenal and Tottenham shared a point each following a 1-1 draw at the Emirates in the first North London derby this season.

Nacer Chadli put Tottenham in front in the 56th minute, but his strike was cancelled out by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who struck in the 74the minute to rescue a vital point for his side.

The game started with Aaron Ramsey getting a very good chance to put his side in front in the sixth minute after he was picked up in a very good position by Danny Welbeck. However, in the end, the move came to nothing as Ramsey's shot was easily saved by Hugo Lloris.

Welbeck was again in the thick of action in the 14th minute as he raced forward after pinching the ball from Jan Vertonghen. However, the former Manchester United striker was denied by a brilliant last ditch tackle from Younes Kaboul

Arsenal, who were very dominating in the opening stages, again tested Lloris when Jack Wilshere fired a dipping effort towards goal in the 26th minute. However, the French goalkeeper again came out on top as he managed to keep out Wilshere effort.

Tottenham got the best chance of the first half in the 38th minute when Erik Lamela picked up Emmanuel Adebayor with a brilliant pass from the right wing. However, the chance went begging as the ball was just out of the Togolese striker's reach.

The closing stages of the first half proved to be very eventful as both sides created a number of chances, bringing both the goalkeepers into action.

While Wojciech Szczęsny was tested with a brilliant downward header by Jan Vertongen in the 41st minute, Lloris did well to parry away Oxlade-Chamberlain's strike a couple of minutes later.

Finally, Tottenham got a very good chance to go ahead through Chadli, but the striker, after being clean through on goal, dragged his effort wide.

After the break, Adebayor tested Szczęsny with a brilliant effort, before an excellent pass from Wilshere saw Mesut Ozil draw Lloris into another save.

Despite Arsenal dominance, it was Tottenham who finally took the lead in the 56th minute through Chadli, who after receiving a pass from Lamela, found the nets with a calm finish.

Arsenal tried to give an immediate reply to the goal when Per Mertesacker connected with a free-kick from Ozil a couple of minutes later, but Lloris again came to the Spurs rescue as the kept out the German defender's header.

However, Arsenal were not made to rue for their missed chance as Oxlade-Chamberlain levelled the scores in the 74th minute.

Mathieu Flamini sent a low cross towards Welbeck, but the striker completely failed to steer the ball home. Luckily for Arsenal, the ball bounced towards Oxlade-Chamberlain, who made no mistakes as he smashed the ball into the centre of the net.

Arsenal tried to look for a winner, but the match finally ended with both sides going home with a point each. 

Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 by mysoulmate301

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