In Pictures: How Arsenal won the north London derby 5-2 on an extraordinary afternoon at the Emirates

An unbelievable result in one of the best game's of the season so far sees Arsene Wenger's side earn an incredible win. relives the key moments
By Chris Myson

Even the most optimistic of Arsenal fans would have been struggling to dream up a better scenario for their side in Sunday’s derby against rivals Tottenham at the Emirates.

On a quite incredible afternoon, an already dramatic Premier League season produced another marquee offering as Arsene Wenger's hosts sensationally recorded a 5-2 victory, recovering from two goals behind.

The match was full of goals, cards, incident, drama and mistakes as 90 minutes of action took place that had to be seen to be believed.

The fallout from the result is only just beginning and it remains to be seen who will have the last laugh in a season which is sure to continue producing a number of twists and turns as the two sides compete for a place in the top four.

But as Arsenal fans begin celebrations that will surely go on for many weeks to come and supporters of Spurs struggle to come to terms with what they have witnessed after a season that has been almost wholly positive so far, relives the key moments of a north London derby that will live long in the memory.

Pressure on | Arsene Wenger prepares for a match he knows could define Arsenal's season

What a start! | Saha's deflected effort puts Spurs ahead within four minutes

Not given | Arsenal attempt to respond and have two soft penalty claims turned down

Hostile reception | Former Gunner Emmanuel Adebayor was in the thick of the early action

Penalty? | Bale breaks clear of Gibbs before going down in the box

Unhappy | Szczesny insists he didn't make any contact with the Welshman

2-0! | Adebayor calmly strokes home the spot-kick into the bottom-right corner

Victory? | Ecstatic Spurs players sense that a derby win is on the cards

Response | Just five minutes later, Sagna heads home to get the hosts back in it

Fighting back | Arsenal sense a comeback could be on the cards

Stunning strike | Van Persie nets a curling effort to make it 2-2 before half-time - a vital goal

What a start to the 2nd half! | Rosicky nips in to make it 3-2 just after the break

Incredible turnaround | All of the momentum is now Arsenal's after an amazing recovery

4-2! | Walcott dinks home to cap a ruthless counter-attack 

Walcott strikes again | The winger quickly makes it 5-2 to seal the victory in style

Ouch! | As the hosts run down the clock, Vermaelen is caught by a late Parker challenge

Sent off | Already booked, Parker is shown a red card to round off a miserable day for Spurs

Loving it | Arsenal fans and players begin their derby celebrations at full-time

                  Ecstatic | A delighted Szczesny is one of the last players to leave the pitch

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