The former Arsenal central defender was impressed by Tottenham’s star forwards Kane and Son, as Antonio Conte’s Spurs got the better of the Gunners in the North London derby on Thursday evening.
England international and former Arsenal academy talent Harry Kane scored twice in the first half and South Korea international forward Son found the back of the net in the opening minutes of the second period.
It was the latter who got Rob Holding sent off for two yellow cards with both incidents deriving from fouls on the former Bayer Leverkusen man.
Both Son and Kane again proved the catalysts for Conte’s men to pick up a crucial victory over the fierce rivals as they battle it out for a coveted Champions League place next season.
Upson on BBC Sport live said after the third goal:
“Wow. This pair are pulling Arsenal to pieces at the moment – Harry Kane and Son Heung-min. What a start to this second half and look at Mikel Arteta’s face.
“Son produces a really improvised finish. He sees the space in the far corner. It is a quality finish, it really is.”
Our thoughts on Arsenal defeat…
It was indeed a damaging evening for Arteta and his men as they totally capitulated when going 1-0 down after a very good start to the match where they played with purpose and controlled proceedings.
The gameplan to mark out Harry Kane and Son was working to perfection till Cedric’s silly foul on the South Korean international opened the floodgates for the Lillywhites to steal control and run riot.
Holding, in particular, a player who is supposed to be one of the most experienced heads in the Arsenal squad allowed Son to rile him up, hence his sending off.
How Arsenal pick themselves up for the Newcastle encounter on Monday night will be incredibly crucial to their Champions League hopes, lose that game and Spurs could well be in the ascendancy for a top four spot, providing they beat Burnley on Saturday before the Gunners kick off on Tyneside.
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