On this day in 2012, Arsenal came from 2-0 down against Spurs at the Emirates to win 5-2, 9 months before they’d do it for a second time.
After an early goal from Louis Saha due to shambolic defending and a 34th-minute penalty slotted home by former Gunner, Emmanuel Adebayor, most Arsenal fans felt that on 26 February 2012, we were in for a thumping at the hands of our bitterest rivals.
However, Bacary Sagna headed home a goal in the 40th minute, giving us hope, and Robin van Persie scored a beauty just before half-time, putting us on level terms.
The Arsenal players returned from the break early, raring to go and ready to fight for the win.
It didn’t take long to go ahead as Tomas Rosicky scored his first goal for a year in the 51st minute before Theo Walcott tore through the Spurs defence, scoring a first, then a second goal to bring the scoreline to a somewhat astounding 5-2.
On 17 November of the same year, Arsenal managed to pull off an identical result. Once again, Adebayor got on the score sheet, scoring in the 11th minute before Arsenal brought four back through Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla.
Spurs grabbed a late consolation goal from Gareth Bale but Theo Walcott put the final nail in their coffin in added time.