Younes Kaboul scored from a stunning long-ranger against Arsenal during Watford’s 2-1 victory, and it’s safe to say Tottenham fans are happy about it.
The towering centre-back may have left White Hart Lane back in 2015, but he’s still making Spurs fans happy.
Playing in the colours of Watford on Tuesday evening, the Frenchman struck a beautiful freekick which was heavily deflected into the Arsenal goal to open the scoring.
And as you’d expect, Tottenham fans were quick to the draw on Twitter with reaction:
Kaboul loves a goal at the Emirates
— Jake. (@YedIin) January 31, 2017
YOUNES KABOUL MADNESS AT THE EMIRATES 2.0
— Laughing! (@DemPele) January 31, 2017
Younes Kaboul: Has scored more goals vs Arsenal (3) than against any other team #ARSWAT
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) January 31, 2017
Former Spurs defender Younes Kaboul has just scored a free-kick away at Arsenal. #COYS
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) January 31, 2017
Former Spur, Younes Kaboul has just put Watford 1-0 up at Arsenal pic.twitter.com/xxFWZFvZpq
— The Spurs Web ⚽️ (@thespursweb) January 31, 2017
Kaboul, who captained Spurs during two stints with the north London club, struck on the ninth minute of the game, with the shot taking an unfortunate deflection off the leg of Arsenal man Aaron Ramsey.
The 31-year-old loves scoring against the Gunners, and famously struck a late winning goal against Arsenal way back in 2010 in the north London derby.
Spurs were 2-0 down at half-time, but clawed back and won 3-2 thanks to a late header from Kaboul.
The prospect of another doomed Arsenal title challenge reared its head at a disgruntled Emirates Stadium on Tuesday as Arsene Wenger could only look on gloomily from the stands while his team succumbed to a potentially calamitous defeat by Watford.
The Arsenal boss said they struggled “on the mental front” in the first half of their 2-1 Premier League defeat, echoing a familiar complaint from fans in recent years about the Gunners’ title challenges which have so often flattered to deceive.
Arsenal next go to runaway leaders Chelsea on Saturday knowing that if they lose and Antonio Conte’s side move 12 points clear of them then Wenger’s dream of his first title since 2004 will be all but dead and buried.