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Bukayo Saka mimics James Maddison's 'darts' celebration after Arsenal's opener against Tottenham

Bukayo Saka mimics James Maddison's 'darts' celebration after Arsenal's opener against Tottenham

It's a cheeky dig.

Arsenal star Bukayo Saka mimicked Tottenham midfielder James Maddison's celebration after the Gunners took the lead in the North London Derby.

Arsenal and Spurs came into the derby unbeaten for the first time in the Premier League era, with both having picked up 13 points from a possible 15 so far this term.

But it was Arsenal who drew first blood, as Martin Odegaard played a ball out to Saka on the right, who cut back onto his favoured left foot and attempted to bend an effort into the far corner.

Spurs centre-back Christian Romero stuck out a wild left leg, which sent the ball away from Guglielmo Vicario in the Spurs goal and into the net.

While the strike ultimately went down as a Romero own-goal, Saka rubbed further salt in Tottenham's wounds by imitating Maddison's 'darts' celebration.

Despite a dominant half for the Gunners, Tottenham equalised in the 40th minute through captain Son Heung-min.

Maddison skipped past Saka, made it to the byline and cut a low ball back to Son, who swept in an emphatic finish against the run of play.

Saka and Maddison appear to have a good relationship off the pitch, with the Spurs man having even presented his Arsenal counterpart with England's Player of the Year award back in September.

Of course, Maddison was made sure sure to get a subtle Arsenal dig in upon presenting his friend the prize.

"Brilliant. I haven't given you my present yet," Maddison said to Saka. "It's a Tottenham scarf, I'll give it to you later on."

Laughing, Saka responded: "I'll give it you back bro. I’ll give it back to you."

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Topics: Football, Bukayo Saka, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, James Maddison