Danny Welbeck says Arsenal are “devastated” to lose the north London derby at White Hart Lane.
The Gunners went ahead in the 11th minute when Mesut Ozil volleyed in Olivier Giroud’s sliced shot after Welbeck had beaten Danny Rose on the right-hand side.
However, Harry Kane struck twice to end Arsenal’s five-match winning streak.
"It’s a massive game for the whole club, the fans and it’s something that we’re really disappointed about"
“The boys are devastated to lose the game and it’s not nice for us to come here and lose the derby,” Welbeck said. “It’s a massive game for the whole club, the fans and it’s something that we’re really disappointed about.
“We came here with good confidence and we thought that we could get the three points today. We went ahead, started well and then tailed off towards the end.
“As a team, going forward we didn’t do as well as we could have done and they took advantage of that. It was really disappointing and on a personal level it was difficult for me to get back in the swing of things after being out for a few weeks.”
The defeat sees Spurs leapfrog Arsenal into fourth in the Premier League but the Gunners can bounce back on Tuesday when they host Leicester City at Emirates Stadium.
“That’s a plus point in football,” Welbeck said. “We’ve got a couple of days turnover and then we’ve got another game in the Premier League, so we’ve got to prepare well for that game.”
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