Arsenal completed an amazing comeback from 2-0 down at the Emirates to record an emphatic 5-2 victory over north London rivals Tottenham.
But today’s stunning victory over Spurs puts them back into the top four at the expense of Chelsea, although they still remain seven points behind the Lilywhites.
Harry Redknapp's men grabbed an early lead thanks to January acquisition Louis Saha. The Frenchman was sent through by Emmanuel Adebayor and found the back of the net via a deflection off of Thomas Vermaelen’s boot.
The ex-Gunners striker then scored a goal of his own after 34 minutes when he slammed home from the spot after Gareth Bale was adjudged to have been fouled in the penalty area.
Spurs, despite netting twice, looked shaky and were punished for their poor defensive organisation when an unmarked Bacary Sagna was able to head home five minutes before half-time.
Arsenal, in the ascendency, then snatched a stunning equaliser two minutes before the break when Robin Van Persie slammed in a superb strike from 20-yards.
Tottenham were shellshocked and looked all over the place and the much lamented Theo Walcott took full advantage.
The England winger, put through by van Persie , chipped the ball neatly over an on-rushing Brad Friedel on 65 minutes to make it 4-2 and he got their fifth when he beat at shoddy Spurs offside trap and slipped Alex Song’s pass into the back of the net.
Tottenham stay in third spot but now sit ten points behind Manchester City and eight behind second placed Man United.