(Thierry Henry after scoring in the first half)
…though perhaps not for long, pending the result of Chelsea’s match with Fulham at Craven Cottage (DirectTV/PPV, 10am EST). New Tottenham boss Martin Jol spoke earlier about Spurs adopting a more aggressive approach at the expensive of defense and he wasn’t kidding — his team’s 5-4 loss to the Gunners at home didn’t lack for entertainment.
With Everton off to their best start in years, manager David Moyes has signed a contract extension through 2009.
(UPDATE : Chelsea have leapfrogged Arsenal, regaining the Premiership lead following their 4-1 demolition of Fulham. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho had the following words on the matter of Arsenal’s victory, from Soccernet.com :
The final score posed plenty of questions about Arsenal’s defensive strength, and the point was not lost on Mourinho.
‘Five-four is a hockey score, not a football score,’ he said. ‘I did not see the game, but I can tell you now that the defenders were a disgrace.
‘In training I often play matches of three against three, and when the score reaches 5-4 I send the players back to the dressing rooms because they are not defending properly.
‘So to get a result like that in a game of 11 against 11 is disgraceful’.)