Arsenal demolished Tottenham with a quick, prolific start on Sunday in the North London Derby, beating their rivals 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium to get their Premier League season back on track. Emile Smith Rowe stole the show, getting an early goal and then assisting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the Gunners made Tottenham look like a League Two team in the first half, overpowering the visitors from start to finish. Arsenal have now won four matches in a row in all competitions, three of which have been in the league.
In what was Arsenal’s most convincing performance in a long time, the team had very little trouble finding space against a Tottenham defense that failed to wake up. Bukayo Saka also scored for Arsenal, getting the team’s third goal in the first half, with Harry Kane and the Spurs attack creating next to nothing until Heung-min Son’s 79th-minute goal.
Ahead of this match, Arsenal had not scored two goals in any league match this season, yet they had three in the first 34 minutes, all of them coming in a 22-minute span to further build the confidence in a side looking for stability.
With the win, Arsenal jump Tottenham into 10th place, with Spurs a spot behind.