Needing a good boost for themselves and their fans, Arsenal needed a win against hated local rivals Tottenham. Playing at home Arsenal were able to win 5-2 and give their fans some well needed cheer.
Arsenal benefited from Emmanuel Adebayor’s sending off to secure a comeback victory over Tottenham and move above them in the Premier League. Old Arsenal boy, Adebayor tapped Spurs in front against his old club but was dismissed for a high and late tackle on Santi Cazorla. That would put the lid on Spurs’ first half chances and Arsenal capitalized. Per Mertesacker headed the hosts level and then strikes from strikers Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud before half-time saw Arsenal going into the break looking comfortable and poised for a good win.
Showing us some deft moves Spaniard Cazorla slotted in giving the Gunners a 4-1 lead and the side looked dominant. However Spurs would not lay down and die; plucky Gareth Bale drilled in to pull one goal,a goal that gave Szczesny no chance to save at all. But Arsenal would not be denied and Theo Walcott sealed the points late on with a goal of his own. Arsenal now have 19 points and sit at 6th spot but that looks temporary.