Arsenal forward Robin van Persie struck twice to earn his side bragging rights in north London following the 3-0 victory which puts a question mark over whether rivals Tottenham can sustain a top-four challenge in the Barclays Premier League.
Spurs have not won a league game against Arsenal for a decade and they fell away after Van Persie opened the scoring at the Emirates Stadium, with Cesc Fabregas adding the second a minute later after winning the ball straight from the kick-off.
The two sides went into the weekend level on points, albeit with Spurs having played a game more, but talk of the gap between the clubs being closed was well and truly ended when Van Persie tapped in the third after the break.
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