Gary Lineker doubled their advantage five minutes later, tucking the ball home from close range to finish off a neat passing move, before striker Alan Smith pulled one back for Arsenal with a header before the break.
- Henrikh Mkhitaryan has assisted three goals in 120 minutes of Premier League action for Arsenal so far; the same tally that Alexis Sanchez managed in 1507 minutes of action for the Gunners in 2017-18.
- Harry Kane has scored 21 goals in 32 Premier League London derby matches, averaging 0.66 goals per game. Liam played with Belgian side K.S.V. Waregem in 1984 and the following season they reached the semi finals of the UEFA Cup.
Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld has revealed he and his side are relishing the upcoming north London derby, despite claiming they "have to win". They pressed hard from the start and Tottenham shrank back into their shells.
Arsenal lie one place and four points off Tottenham in the hunt for a Champions League spot and, if they rack up an impressive away win, will heap more pressure on their rivals to beat them to a European spot via the league table. I mean, he brought me along so much as a player and helped me and guided me, and he's been such a great guy. I've already got the butterflies! "I don't think he would". This won't just shape Spurs and Arsenal's challenge for a top four place, it will shape the race as a whole for every club involved.
Kane's added-time penalty rescued a point for Spurs at Liverpool FC and took his tally to 22 goals in 25 games in the Premier League this season.
4 - four of those seven games have been drawn.
Mkhitaryan, in particular, looked superb as he set up three goals on his home debut having struggled to make an impact at Manchester United.
Midfield: Jack Wilshere was named as a substitute against Everton so he'll be pushing for a recall this weekend but there is virtually no chance Aaron Ramsey will be dropped after scoring a hat-trick.
When asked if there was anyone better, Wenger said: "If you look at the numbers, no".
"In the first half we were quick, mobile, technically very sharp and we finished very well as well", he said.
"Our strikers are top class as well and we want them to express their talent".
"They have similar qualities to what our game is about".
The Gunners are now five points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea, with Tottenham just a point outside the Champions League places. The likes of Kane and Alli may follow Pochettino wherever he shines the light.