Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini opened the scoring against Tottenham in the Capital One Cup clash between the north London rivals on Wednesday night.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had the initial shot for the visitors, but after his effort was parried out, Flamini was on hand to tap in the rebound.
The Frenchman has had limited opportunities for the Gunners so far this season, but after Arsene Wenger opted to start him at White Hart Lane, he responded in the perfect manner with a crucial opening goal in the game.
Although the 31-year-old will be unlikely to feature against Leicester City on Saturday, he may well be on alert given that Francis Coquelin missed Wednesday’s game due to injury.
It remains to be seen how long the combative midfielder is sidelined for, but if the problem persists, then Flamini has undoubtedly staked his claim to play the defensive midfield role against Claudio Ranieri’s men.