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Nuno Espirito Santo accepts blame for Tottenham collapse in North London.

Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo conceded the game plan and team selection were wrong after seeing his side humbled by Arsenal in the north London derby on Sunday afternoon.

Goals from Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka put Arsenal 3-0 ahead within 34 minutes as Spurs were swept aside by Mikel Arteta’s rampant side, who had previously scored just twice in five Premier League games this season.

Son Heung-min pulled one back for the visitors in the second half but it was not enough to prevent Spurs slumping to a third consecutive league defeat.

Nuno admitted his team had been thoroughly outplayed and shouldered the blame for the dismal performance. 

‘We were not good enough and Arsenal did a good game. It’s always hard when you concede early in a game and we were not able to control the match,’ he told the BBC after the game.

We didn’t start well and the first half was very bad.

‘Against Chelsea [last week] we played well in the first half, but today was the other way around. We were not able to execute it [game-plan] in the right way.

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