Richarlison defined why he missed Gabriel Martinelli’s handshake and clashed with Aaron Ramsdale within the North London derby.
- The Gunners beat their rivals 2-0
- The Brazilian ahead got here off the bench
- Not proud of rivals’ jokes
WHAT HAPPENED? Feelings all the time run excessive when Tottenham and Arsenal lock horns. Their final assembly proved no totally different because the Gunners gained 2-0 on the house of their fiercest rivals. Brazil ahead Richarlison solely noticed 19 minutes off the bench within the contest, but it surely was nonetheless sufficient time for him to ruffle some feathers and butt heads along with his worldwide team-mate.
WHAT THEY SAID: Richarlison instructed reporters he refused to work together with Arsenal’s South American winger on the ultimate whistle: “I might wish to apologize to Martinelli, I instructed him he dives quite a bit so I did not shake his hand. Additionally with [Gabriel] To Magalhaes I instructed him they cease taking part in on a regular basis, I simply stated “let’s play”.
BIGGER PICTURE: Richarlison was additionally concerned in an unlucky incident the place Gunners goalkeeper Ramsdale was kicked by an indignant house supporter after the Spurs striker exchanged indignant phrases with the England worldwide as he went to gather a bottle of water close to the promoting boards. Richarlison added of the conflict: “I did not like their goalkeeper. He celebrated in entrance of our followers, that is disrespectful to our followers. He ought to have celebrated with the followers.
WHAT’S NEXT? Defeat for Tottenham, who’ve gained simply considered one of their final 4 Premier League video games, has left Antonio Conte’s facet fifth within the desk, 5 factors adrift of the Champions League locations and 14 adrift of leaders Arsenal.