Before the match Arsenal fans were questioning the decision to start Aaron Ramsey ahead of Joel Campbell in the starting line-up for what is the most important north London derby in living memory.
But in the 39th minute, those questioning their manager Arsene Wenger were silent.
In fact, they were far from silent because they were celebrating a delightful finish from Ramsey.
The Gunners had been under pressure for much of the first-half and had rarely troubled Hugo Lloris in the Tottenham goal.
But just six minutes before the break, they scored against the run of play.
Danny Welbeck caused problems for the home side’s defence and the ball found it’s way to Hector Bellerin on the right.
His drilled cross was expertly turned past Lloris by the Welshman to send the travelling Gooners into delirium. It really was a delightful goal to give Arsenal the lead at half-time.
Watch the effort below:
A win for Wenger’s side would see them draw level of point with their arch-rival and cut the gap to the league leaders Leicester to just three points.
However, they will be well aware that the match is far from over. Arsenal led Swansea at the Emirates on Wednesday night before the Swans turned the game around, winning 2-1.
Three points for the Gunners would put an end to their run of three straight loses.
They lost to Barcelona in the Champions League before a disappointing 3-2 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford. Their loss against Swansea appeared to seriously dent their title chances but a victory today could see them become title favourites once again.
The Foxes face a tough away trip to Watford later this evening.
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