Spurs were brought crashing down to earth yesterday as the Gunners trounced Redknap’s men by 5 goals to one. And it was Theo Walcott who got a brace and said afterwards: “We brought Tottenham crashing down to earth”.
Arsenal were two nil down with goals coming from Louis Saha and Emmanuel Adebayor from the penalty spot.But it was short lived as Bacary Sagna and Robin van Persie levelled the game just before half-time.
After the restart Tomas Rosicky put Arsenal ahead and a magical Walcott put the icing on the cake to round off a wonderful North london derby to make it 5-2.
“Coming off looking at the result felt unreal. It shows how well we played. We took all of our chances. In previous weeks we haven’t managed to do that.
“It was a game everyone wanted to play in. We just wanted to get out there for the second half. We didn’t want either half to end to be honest.”
Walcott admitted his first-half showing was poor but insisted he showed the guts to see the job through after the break.
He declared: “You always have to get on with the game when things are not going too well.
“I can hold my hands up and say I didn’t have the greatest of first halves. But it just shows the character, not just from me but the team.
“If you work hard, hopefully good things will come to you. And it happened for me.”
The gunners now move into fourth spot above Chelsea and Wenger even has his sights set on catching Tottenham who are 7 points clear of Arsenal.