Arsenal's Arsene Wenger
Arsenal look certain to end another season without a trophy after they lost 2-1 to Tottenham at White Hart Lane, a result which leaves them six points adrift of Chelsea. Danny Rose and Gareth Bale scored for Spurs before Nicklas Bendtner netted a late consolation
Youngster Danny Rose, making his first Premier League start, put Spurs in front after ten minutes with a rasping volley from the edge of the area after Manuel Almunia had punched clear a corner.
Gareth Bale made it two just after half-time when Arsenal switched off at the back. Bacary Sagna played Bale onside and as Defoe's pass found him inside the area he swept the ball into the net.
Robin van Persie came on for Arsenal and injected new life into their attacking play, but he was denied a goal by two brilliant Heurelho Gomes saves.
Nicklas Bendtner did pull a goal back for Arsenal with five minutes left after a cross from Theo Walcott but Spurs held on to boost their hopes of finishing fourth and clinching a Champions League spot.
Arsenal now six point behind Chelsea and two points different with Manchester United to be in third place in 2009/2010 English Premiership.
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