Conclusions from North London 0

Lukas Fabianski’s career as an Arsenal player is over, for now even the most loyal manager would have to concede that he’s far too much of a liability to be playing at this level. The error which allowed Robbie Keane to score last night was a mistake that a schoolboy would have been scolded for. Absolutely no way back.

Henri Lansbury’s progression during his year-long loan at Watford was plain for all to see, and potentially another reason why Cesc Fabregas’ imminent departure needn’t be the end of the world. Not the same type of player as the Spaniard, but a useful component in Arsenal’s midfield of the future.

Jake Livermore will never be good enough to play at Premier League level. Decent with the ball at his feet, but his tendency to drift continually out of position is worrying at his age.

Tottenham fans’ insistence that they are not amongst the most fickle in England would have been given more credibility had White Hart Lane not emptied five minutes into extra time.

To dispute either of the two penalties really serves only to undermine your credibility. Harry Redknapp’s accusatory remarks towards Samir Nasri were unnecessary and inaccurate - both were quite correctly given. That the decisions ruined the spectacle of the game is neither here nor there, the referee’s obligation is to the rules rather than the crowd.

Much like Fabianski, Giovani Dos Santos should be booking his one-way flight out of London as soon as possible. That Barcelona let him go so easily and so cheaply three years ago should have been a huge red flag.

Sandro looked like a very capable player, who really only got better as the game progressed. Hugely physical, and with an understanding of the holding role that Wilson Palacios doesn’t seem to have, the young Brazilian looks worth every penny of the £8million spent on him.