On 17 April 1985, Arsenal beat Tottenham 2-0 at White Hart Lane.

Spurs had already beaten Arsenal 2-1 at Highbury back on New Year’s Day so exacting revenge was the Gunners’ main objective.

Sure enough, goals from Charlie Nicholas and Brian Talbot allowed Arsenal to sail to a relatively easy victory.

That season, however, the win over Spurs at White Hart Lane was just about bragging points. In terms of League position, Arsenal finished down in seventh while our north London rivals finished in third.

Everton won the title while Liverpool finished second. Manchester United ended up fourth with Southampton down in fifth and Chelsea in sixth.

It wasn’t a good season for Arsenal by today’s standards (although I mean ‘today’ loosely). The Gunners were knocked out of the FA Cup by York City despite beating Hereford United 7-2 in the previous round. They were also knocked out of the League Cup by Oxford United.

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