The Gunners made a brilliant start to the Premier League clash to leave Spurs on the back foot as Unai Emery’s side looked to extend their unbeaten run to 12 games.
Arsenal were rewarded for their energy with a penalty in the 10th minute and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang slotted a finish past Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris.
However, Tottenham equalised against the run of play thanks to Eric Dier’s header before Harry Kane handed Spurs the lead from the penalty spot after Rob Holding was adjudged to have brought down Son Heung-min.
Unai Emery brought on Alexandre Lacazette and Aaron Ramsey at half-time and the Arsenal pair made the difference after the Wales international teed up Aubameyang for the home side’s equaliser.
The Arsenal midfielder was attributed with the assist for Lacazette’s goal before Lucas Torreira capped a tenacious performance with a superb finish to seal three points.
Spurs legend Lineker’s mood changed as Tottenham relinquished control of the derby clash and the Match Of The Day host was notably downbeat in the final stages of the 4-2 loss.
Lineker wrote on Twitter: “It’s all gone quiet over here. ”
His BBC Sport colleague and ex-Arsenal striker Ian Wright couldn’t resist a cheeky dig at Lineker as the pair kept their rivalry civil despite Jan Vertonghen’s sending off.
Wright posted: “Hey @GaryLineker I’m feeling for you in this difficult time 😂”
After the final whistle, Lineker added on Twitter: “Cracking game of football. Premier League football at its scintillating best. Well played @Arsenal.”
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