# Arsenal’s Draw with Tottenham Leaves Mikel Arteta Searching for Answers
Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta was left searching for answers after his team’s 2-2 draw against north London rivals Tottenham at Emirates Stadium. Despite a promising start, Arsenal lacked composure and ruthlessness in the final third, leaving Arteta frustrated with his team’s performance.
## Arsenal Start Brightly
Arsenal started the match brightly, taking the lead in the 11th minute through a Nicolas Pepe penalty. The Gunners looked to be in control of the game, but Tottenham equalised through a Son Heung-min strike just before half-time.
The second half saw both teams have chances to take the lead, but it was Tottenham who eventually took the lead through a Harry Kane penalty. Arsenal responded well, and managed to equalise through an Alexandre Lacazette strike in the 79th minute.
## Arteta Frustrated with Lack of Composure
Despite the draw, Arteta was left frustrated with his team’s performance. Speaking after the match, he said: “We lacked composure in the final third and we need to be more ruthless. We had some good chances, but we didn’t take them and that cost us.”
Arteta also highlighted the importance of taking chances in big games like this one: “It’s important that we take our chances in big games like this. We have to be more clinical if we want to get the results we need.”
## Arsenal Looking to Improve Ahead of Next Match
Arsenal will now look to improve ahead of their next match against Sheffield United. Arteta will be hoping his team can find their composure and ruthlessness in front of goal if they are to get a positive result.
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