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Arsenal great Adams won over by Tomiyasu, hails 'exceptional' White

Arsenal great Tony Adams hailed the impact of several players on Sunday's derby win against Tottenham.

Adams heaped praise on Takehiro Tomiyasu, Ben White, Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka after their displays.

He told Sky Sports: "It was a wonderful, wonderful first-half display; the kids were phenomenal.

"Saka, the legs of Emile Smith Rowe up and back, they really took the game. I loved Tomi [Tomiyasu]; I thought his positioning was excellent.

"I thought they were exceptional all over the pitch, and the game was over in the first half. I just liked the shape, the two holding midfielders; they won every header.

"Ben White was exceptional today, imposing himself in the first 15-20 minutes; I'm excited.

"I've been saying for ages these guys need to hold these full-backs in and be hard to beat and let the Saka and Smith Rowe's handle it and I'm delighted the kids took it to them."

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