This was the occasion of George Graham’s first visit to Highbury with a Tottenham team.
After only four League games in charge, Graham went to Highbury with an uninspiring record, one win, one draw and two defeats in the League. Spurs started the game in the lower half of the League and Graham used his usual defensive techniques to organise the team and restrict Arsenal.
Goalkeeper Espen Baardsen was outstanding along with the three central defenders as Spurs earned a hard-fought draw.
As one report put it ‘Graham had managed to turn those players with a reputation for lacking spirit, fight and resolve under previous managers into a team knowing the meaning of hard work and respect for their boss.’