It looked as though Tottenham were ready to take three points away from the Emirates Stadium when former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor put them 1-0 up early on. However, the Togo international turned villain moments later when he was red carded.
His dismissal swung the game Arsenal's way and they ended up hitting five past their rivals.
Find out how the match unfolded with our minute-by-minute commentary below.
Arsenal: Mannone, Jenkinson, Santos, Coquelin, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arshavin
Tottenham: Friedel, Dawson, Livermore, Townsend, Carroll, Dempsey, Sigurdsson