Arsenal 5-2 Tottenham: 5 Takeaways from Gunners' Derby Win over Spurs

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Arsenal 5-2 Tottenham: 5 Takeaways from Gunners' Derby Win over Spurs
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A second consecutive North London derby finished 5-2 to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

This time, after opening the scoring, Emmanuel Adebayor—who else—was the villain as he got himself sent off after only 18 minutes for a high and reckless challenge over Santi Cazorla.

That set the stage for an ultimately aesthetically pleasing five-goal haul for the Gunners over their local rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Per Mertesacker scored his first goal for Arsenal, while Santi Cazorla, Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott all chipped in, with a Gareth Bale strike in between.

Here are five things to take away from Arsene Wenger’s men from their win on Saturday.

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