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The Gunners' comeback over their north London rivals will go down as one of the classic Premier League comebacks, but was it their best since that Barcelona victory?

Arsenal's stirring 5-2 victory over bitter rivals Tottenham is likely to go down in the annals as one of the truly great Premier League comebacks, and may yet prove to be a seminal moment in Arsene Wenger's reign at the Emirates Stadium.

After a disastrous opening which saw Louis Saha afforded the freedom of north London to bundle home the opener with the help of a hapless Thomas Vermaelen and Emmanuel Adebayor stroking a penalty beyond Wojciech Szczesny, many would have been forgiven for thinking the hosts were dead and buried.

But Bacary Sagna and Robin Van Persie managed to pull the Gunners back on terms prior to the interval, and after the break they ran riot, with Tomas Roscky poking them ahead before Theo Walcott made the game safe with a clinical double.

The result also provided a timely boost for Wenger, coming as it did a week after he saw his side embarrassed in Milan and deservedly dumped out of the FA Cup at the hands of a confident Sunderland, proving that Arsenal are still very much in the hunt for fouth place.

The hosts' fightback brought to mind another special day at the Emirates Stadium just over a year ago, when the Gunners stunned European champions Barcelona with a 2-1 victory last February.

After a year to forget for the north Londoners, wants to know whether you think today's fightback was the best Arsenal performance since that win over the Catalans.


Do you think today's performance was Arsenal's best as the Barcelona victory? Do you think the nature of Tottenham's defending undermines the achievement? Or has another recent Gunners performance done more to catch your eye?

Let us know your views by voting in our poll and by leaving a comment below. You can also interact with us and other readers on the Facebook and Twitter pages. The top comments and the poll results will be published in the near future.

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Was Arsenal's comeback win over Tottenham their best performance since beating Barcelona?