Arsenal beat Spurs to close gap at the top

Arsenal’s chances of winning a first league title in a decade were boosted as they beat North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 at White Hart Lane.

Tomas Rosicky’s second minute strike was enough to secure the Gunners a first league win at the home of their rivals in six and a half years, and move them to within four points of leaders Chelsea, who lost at Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon.

Second place Liverpool beat Manchester United to put themselves on sixty-two points from twenty-nine games – the same tally as Arsene Wenger’s side, while Manchester City in fourth are a further two points behind having played just twenty-seven.

Arsenal will have the chance to reduce the gap between themselves and Jose Mourinho’s men even more when they travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

They then have two home games in the space of five days – first hosting Swansea City a week on Tuesday before welcoming title favourites City to the Emirates Stadium the following Saturday.

Should Arsenal take maximum points from their next two games, they will return to first place.

Liverpool can do the same, but they do not play their game in hand over Chelsea, a home tie with Sunderland, until Wednesday.