With the North London derby within touching distance, let’s take a look back at some of the recent clashes between Arsenal and Tottenham. Are these the six best NLDs in recent years?
The North London derby is one of the most highly anticipated matches in the Premier League, with the clash between Arsenal and Tottenham not only fantastic for the fans of the capital based clubs, but for the neutrals as well.
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With goals galore on display, here are six of the greatest North London derbies in recent times:
6) Arsenal 5 – 2 Tottenham – November 2012
A now famous score when it comes to the North London derby, former Gunner Adebayor put the visitors in front after just ten minutes; much to the dismay of Arsenal fans.
The tension was eased for the home crowd from the unlikely source of Per Mertesacker. The gangly German’s goal opening the flood gates for Arsenal, who knocked in four without reply.
Gareth Bale, Spurs’ resident Galactico at the time, grabbed a consolation goal with 20 minutes to go, but Theo Walcott sealed it right at the death with the fifth and final nail in Tottenham’s coffin.