Pochettino remaining positive despite North London derby defeat to Arsenal

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Arsenal played host to neighbours Tottenham Hotspur in a thrilling derby that saw the visitors succumb to a 4-2 defeat at the Emirates.

Arsenal march on with their 19-match unbeaten run and they have their new manager to thank for their new-look mentality.

Aubameyang's spot-kick gave the Gunners an early lead, only for them to be pegged back by Eric Dier's header which caused a ruckus after celebrations in front of Arsenal fans.

The Arsenal manager responded to reporters simply with "I don't know" when asked whether the former Germany global would be watching the match.

"Sometimes, it feels like we are looking at him as a great player because of his performances two or three years ago, but that doesn't matter now".

'But for me, Juan was one of the best players on the pitch.

"Arsenal are in good form and have some top players - but we have this feeling now, at Tottenham, that we can beat anyone".

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in Arsenal's win over Tottenham
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in Arsenal's win over Tottenham

Arsenal hero Emmanuel Petit has questioned the future of Mesut Ozil at the club.

"Speaking about the team-talk after the game, Torreira told ESPN, "[Emery told us] to be calm, to continue playing because there were 45 more minutes left, that we keep attacking because obviously in the second half we were going to find more spaces.

"It is a very big victory, we showed our supporters and we gave them the victory because it is a very special match against Tottenham, for us it is special also".

Ozil was not in the Arsenal squad, having missed the trip to Ukraine this week, and it was claimed by Arsenal sources that he had suffered a recurrence of a back spasm.

He was asked whether the German would be fit for the Old Trafford game, and also if he was at the game on Sunday, to which he responded "I don't know" on both occasions.

"We can always see that in the second half we play very well", Aubameyang said.

Another departure from north London could be midfielder Aaron Ramsey, with the Mirror reporting the 27-year-old may be heading to Real Madrid in January.

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