Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas lost his rag with reporters after their thrashing at Arsenal.

Villas-Boas bristled at criticism of his side's defending.

He snapped: "And our chances? Our chances at the back? They were brilliant at the back?

"Our chances against them, they don't count?"

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger could afford to make light of Villas-Boas' claims after watching his side leapfrog Spurs in the table into sixth place.

"Look, if our opponents are in control from the first to the last minute and we win 5-2, I don't mind too much," he said. "We have won games with 10 men, and lost games with 10 men."