After conceding two somewhat suspect goals, Arsenal came roaring back with five unanswered scores in a resounding victory over Tottenham on Sunday at Emirates Stadium, 5-2.
Theo Walcott scored two second-half goals after some rather uninspired play in the first half, as goalkeeper Brad Friedel was terrorized due to poor Spurs defending.
Louis Saha scored in the fourth minute after lackluster central defending, and then Emmanuel Adebayor gave Tottenham the two-goal advantage when he finished off a penalty opportunity.
It looked like another disappointing result for the Gunners, but Arsene Wenger's squad showed grit and determination in the final 20 minutes of the first half.
Led by a steady midfield, Arsenal put a great deal of pressure on the Tottenham goal. In the 40th minute, Bacary Sagna knocked in a superb header that flew beyond Friedel's outstretched arm, and then three minutes later Robin van Persie gave a curling shot that the tall American had no chance to block.
The second half then belonged to the Gunners, as Thomas Rosicky and Walcott put away their north London rivals with fine goals. Tottenham failed to muster much of an attack in the final minutes.
Arsenal took 22 shots with eight on goal, while Tottenham managed only 11 shots with five on goal. The Gunners had possession for 57 percent of the match.
Here are the highlights from the match: