Arsenal host their rivals Tottenham Hotspur this weekend and we thought it was appropriate to highlight some of the most memorable matches in these two clubs storied history.
It was hard to whittle down but here are five memorable North London derbies. Have a watch.
Arsenal 4 – 4 Spurs (2008)
On an October night in 2008, four goals were not enough to secure all three points for both North London rivals in a match stacked with some classic goal. The goalscorers on the night for Spurs were David Bentley (who scored an absolute screamer), Darren Bent, Jermaine Jenas (great individual goal) and Aaron Lennon. Those who found the back of the net for Arsenal were Mikael Silvestre, William Gallas, Emmanuel Adebayor and Robin van Persie. It is remembered as one of the best derbies in recent history and was an absolute humdinger with Spurs equalizing late on.
Spurs 4 – 5 Arsenal (2004)
In November 2004, the North London rivals engaged in a back-and-forth affair that the Gunners ended up winning against Martin Jol’s Spurs. It is one of the most iconic fixtures in Premier League history and the goals by Patrick Vieira and Jermaine Defoe were reminders of the talent available at the time. Legends like Robert Pires, Freddie Ljungberg and Ledley King were also on the scoresheet.
Spurs 5 – 1 Arsenal (2008)
This was only the second time then Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger had lost to his North London rivals in what was one of the greatest nights in Tottenham’s history. It also confirmed which booked Tottenham Hotspur’s place in the League Cup final.
Jermaine Jenas struck first in the third minute, before Nicklas Bendtner’s own goal left the Gunners 2-0 down at halftime, by the time Emmanuel Adebayor scored in the 70th minute, Robbie Keane and Aaron Lennon had already put Spurs 4-1 ahead, and Steed Malbranque scored at the death to complete the rout.
Arsenal 2 – 3 Spurs (2010)
Harry Redknapp was still in charge then as Spurs finished above Arsenal for the first time in 22 years and they also had their first ever Champions League season that year. It was a hard-fought match with 36 fouls but surprisingly only four yellow cards. It was a hard fought come from behind win for Spurs with Rafael van der Vaart and Gareth Bale on the scoresheet.
Arsenal 4 – 2 Spurs (2018)
It was one of the games of the 2018/19 season in which Arsenal came from behind and saw off Tottenham in a six-goal thriller at The Emirates. Tottenham were at their peak in the reign of Maurico Pochettino while Arsenal were still trying to find their way under Unai Emery. Tottenham would go on to reach the Champions League final that season while Arsenal reached the Europa League final with both teams losing their respective finals.