Arsenal went down two goals early in the first half but came back with not one but five unanswered goals to take down London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, 5-2.
Spurs struck early with transfer pickup Louis Saha, chipping a shot over keeper Wojciech Szczesny in the fourth minute setting the tone for the away team. Another goal came from former Arsenal player Emmanuel Adebayor scored after a foul on teammate Gareth Bale. It looked hopeless for Arsenal especially with a poor start from winger Theo Walcott but after earning a corner kick, defender Bachary Sagna heads in a goal to cut the deficit to one. Mere minutes later, Gunners captain Robin Van Persie knocked in a goal into the upper 90 to equalize before the half.
Arsenal took that momentum into the second half with a goal from Tomas Rosicky to take the lead. Walcott then bounced back with a great strike that went slightly wide and later hustled back after a great pass from RVP as he drew in two defenders to open up his first goal. Again Walcott immediately scored again to secure the win and keep Arsenal in the hunt for a top four spot in the Barclays Premier League.
After a disappointing showing in the Champions League, this win not only kept next year’s European competition hopes alive but gave the team bragging rights against their bitter rivals Spurs who defeated them in their last meeting. Tottenham’s hope to gain some points on both Manchester clubs were halted today but Spurs may have the last laugh as they still have a large gap over Arsenal and Chelsea for third place.