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Gary Neville Blames One Arsenal Player During Tottenham Draw

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Sokratis Papastathopoulos

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has called out an Arsenal player for his role in the first goal conceded by the Gunners during their league game with rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Arsenal played out a 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur in the North London Derby on Sunday evening.

While he was doing his punditry work on Sky Sports during the analysis of the game played at the Emirates Stadium.

Gary Neville blamed Sokratis Papastathopoulos for the first goal conceded by Arsenal.

According to him, Sokratis vacated his center-back position to contest a header with Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane who already had Arsenal teammate Granit Xhaka for company.

Christian Eriksen gave Spurs the lead from that match action before Harry Kane added a second goal from the spot after a moment of madness from Arsenal skipper Granit Xhaka.

Spurs were leading 2-0 until Alexandre Lacazette fired into the back of the net off an assist from record signing Nicholas Pepe to give the hosts a lifeline on the stroke of halftime.

Arsenal pressed Spurs back for most of the second half and they were rewarded for their industry when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored in the 71st minute.

Sokratis thought he won the game for Arsenal afterwards only for his strike to be ruled out for offside as both teams shared the spoils.

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