Harry Kane scored the winner as Tottenham Hotspurs beat Arsenal 1-0 win in the north London derby at Wembley on Saturday.
The England striker powered in a header shortly after the restart to give Mauricio Pochettino‘s side a deserved victory that sees them climb to third in the Premier League.
The result leaves Arsenal in sixth – seven points behind their rivals – with the Europa League now looking like their surest route back to the Champions League next season.
Spurs began the stronger side and Kane’s clever flick sent Dele Alli racing clear before he whipped over a low cross that was almost turned into his own goal by Shkodran Mustafi but for the alert goalkeeping of Petr Cech.
Kane then headed Christian Eriksen’s precise cross over while at the other end, Hector Bellerin shot wide after being put clear by Mesut Ozil.
Spurs continued to dominate and were rewarded in the 49th minute when Kane’s thumping header – off Ben Davies’ delicious cross – left Cech helpless.
It was Kane’s eighth goal in his last seven games, and he could have doubled his side’s advantage when he stooped to head wide from Kieran Trippier’s cross.
Cech had to be at his best again moments later to stop Kane’s fierce drive from the edge of the area before tipping over an Eriksen free-kick curling towards the top corner.
Wenger threw on Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette but it was the hosts who remained the more potent force as Alli dinked a good chance wide before Cech came big again to deny substitute Erik Lamela and Trippier.
Arsenal could have snatched a point late on through Lacazette, but the France striker’s poor form was on full display as he squandered two good chances to leave Wenger and his men shaking their heads.