Arsenal boss Jonas Eidevall was delighted to see his side come out on top in their North London derby clash against Tottenham.

The 1-0 win at a sold-out Emirates Stadium left Eidevall's side three points off top spot in the Women’s Super League to keep the Gunners firmly in the title race.

Alessia Russo scored the only goal of the match, with her first derby goal making it nine for the striker in the league.

The goal came just four minutes into the second half as some fantastic play from Beth Mead set up her England teammate to fire the Gunners ahead.

And Swedish coach Eidevall felt it was no more than his side deserved, with the hosts short on numbers due to international competitions and injuries.

“Today was the most difficult conditions for us so far in the season," he said.

"We had an international break with a lot of question marks with player availability, players have been working really hard on an individual level to be able to be ready to play this game."

Russo played a pivotal role by coming deep and building play, with Eidevall also giving praise to captain Kim Little and the importance of her role in the goal.

“Individual quality is really important and you can see that on the goal that we scored," he added.

"But it's also the connection and understanding between those players because without that, the individual quality is not worth anything.

"The way we play with the way Kim can protect the ball, the way she can scan and see the opportunity to play that diagonal pass, with pinpoint precision, without that the goal is not possible."

Back-to-back sellouts at the Emirates Stadium - after beating Manchester United previously - saw Arsenal make history as they continue to lead the way in women’s football.

The joy and incredible growth is something to be proud of and really embracing to those in and around women’s football.

And Arsenal boss Eidevall expressed immense satisfaction yet again as he witnessed another remarkable turnout of 60,000 fans supporting the team and earning three vital points in the process.

“I thought about the quote from Dennis Bergkamp," he added.

"You don’t support a team only for a player or only for history, or trophies, you go and support a team because that is where you found an environment where you felt that you belong.”

The Gunners have one more game at the Emirates Stadium where they will host Leicester City on April 21 to hopefully another sell-out crowd.

Arsenal are due to host Aston Villa in the Conti Cup semi-finals at Meadow Park on Wednesday and return to WSL action against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Friday week (March 15, 7pm).