Bragging rights go to the Gunners.
Emmanuel Adebayor went from hero to villain for Spurs, after being sent-off after 17 minutes for a reckless lunge on Santi Cazorla.
The former Arsenal forward had earlier put Tottenham ahead but Arsenal used the extra man to great effect, with Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud all scoring before half-time.
Cazorla added a fourth for the Gunners, before Gareth Bale reduced the deficit. Theo Walcott tapped-in late on to make it 5-2, the same scoreline as last season’s corresponding fixture.
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