Aubameyang vows to remain focused despite penalty miss in north London derby

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Aaron Ramsey opened the scoring in his last north London derby but Harry Kane equalised after a contentious penalty decision.

Mauricio Pochettino, celebrating his 47th birthday, was happy with the gifts Kane and Lloris provided as his side's lead over Arsenal looked like being cut to one point, having been 10 before last weekend.

"I am proud of our players".

"Hugo wasn't to blame on Wednesday", Pochettino, who avoided three successive league defeats for the first time since taking over as Tottenham manager in 2014, told reporters.

I am very proud of the players because after the 1-1 we got into their box to score the second goal and to win.

"Two times in two years we didn't play Champions League".

With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Red Devils having won four of their previous five league matches the visitors will be a hard opponent after already triumphing in North London in the FA Cup fourth round back in January.

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"But I think that the action that changed the game was after 12 minutes".

"Emery needs to utilise Ramsey as often as possible until he leaves in the summer and he's key to Arsenal finishing in the top four this season".

'I was surprised to see him start, ' Petit, a 1998 World Cup victor with France and Premier League victor with Arsenal, said.

Arsenal fans were devastated as the centre-forward missed the chance to win the game, claim the local bragging rights and close the gap on their bitter rivals to just one point.

"I think it was a fantastic game, such an exciting game, a great atmosphere with two teams who wanted to play and win the game", the Argentinian said.

"He is one of the best goalkeepers in the world, he doesn't need to show that, he has nothing to prove". "We have a very hard game on Tuesday against Borussia Dortmund and arriving in a better condition than we arrived today is going to be key", Pochettino added. "Important work for the future, to be sure, it will be a massive help".

"Football has never been fair, and it never will be fair", he said.

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