Tottenham Hotspur Vs. Arsenal, 2011 Premier League: Alex Song Gifts Spurs Early Chances

Well those defensive injuries certainly are showing for Arsenal. They're all at sea at the back and only some luck and decent goalkeeping has kept them from going behind to Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. Alex Song is faring fairly miserably against the power and pace of Emmanuel Adebayor, and the Togo striker is repeatedly drawing him out to the right side and then scorching him.

That almost led to a goal when Adebayor skipped straight past him only to be intercepted by Per Mertesacker, but Song then decided to give the ball straight back to Spurs, a mistake which eventually led to Scott Parker being sprung free on goal. He's not known for his close range finishing, of course, and Wojciech Szczesny made a decent save as the midfielder tried to slip it through to give Spurs the lead.

Arsenal are looking mildly threatening on the attack, but if they keep making defensive mistakes like that, it isn't going to matter one bit. Still 0-0 so far though.

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