For the third consecutive league game, Spurs conceded three goals to a London rival, following defeats to Crystal Palace and Chelsea with another crushing loss.
Goals from Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka allowed the hosts to stand out in the opening 35 minutes after a rudderless and gutless display from the visitors.
Spurs improved slightly after the break and Heung-min Son scored a late consolation goal.
Dan Kilpatrick was in north London to lead the Spurs players …
There wasn’t much he could do for any of the goals and kept the score respectable in the second half.
Hanging on to the interval, perhaps a bit harshly as he hadn’t been worse than many of his teammates. Arsenal’s second goal fell on his side.
All at sea on his return to the side. Perhaps odd in hindsight that Nuno didn’t stick to the big-budget summer signing Cristian Romero.
Involved in a terrible defensive display, but might get frustrated with the midfield’s lack of protection.
Part of the miserable first-half display but gets some credit for an assist for Son.
Caught the ball watching Arsenal’s opener and as responsible as anyone for the passivity of the first half.
Being part of a midfielder absent in the first half and unable to leave a lasting impression on the game.
The end of Dele’s rebirth? Hard to remember a significant contribution before he got hooked at halftime.
Well organized by Granit Xhaka and Co. and struggled to have a major impact on his comeback from injury. Tested Aaron Ramsdale with a late strike that was tackled over the bar.
Forced Ramsdale to make a first-half save and added consolation with a firm finish.
His 250th appearance in the Premier League was one of his least pleasant. Really should have received a penalty in the second half and missed a goalie.
Emerson Royal (Tanganga 46 ‘) 6
Didn’t add much in the way of attacking the threat and was sloppy in possession.
Oliver Skipp (Dele 46 ‘) 7
Helped Spurs gain a foothold in midfield and make sure they weren’t so miserable in the second half.
Bryan Gil (Ndombele 69 ‘) 7
Won the ball in preparation for Son’s goal in an animated cameo.
Not used: Gollini, Romero, Rodon, Davies, Lo Celso, Scarlett.