13 years ago today, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry scored one of the greatest goals the north London derby has ever witnessed.
Spurs came to Highbury looking to improve on their eight place position while the Gunners were attempting to leapfrog Liverpool into top spot.
Arsene Wenger’s side certainly rose to that task by beating their neighbours convincingly, sticking away three goals with no reply. Liverpool could only earn a draw that weekend so Arsenal had completed their mission down to a tee.
A piece of magic from Henry is what will be remembered from that day, however. Latching onto a headed clearance from Patrick Vieira inside his own half, Henry muscled Matthew Etherington off before taking on the Spurs defence.
He tied both Ledley King and Stephen Carr in knots before coolly slotting the ball into the bottom left hand corner to put his side ahead.
Sylvain Wiltord and Freddie Ljungberg finished the White Hart Lane outfit off in the second half to round off a memorable day for the Gunners.
Unfortunately this win was to matter little in the end as Manchester United won the league that year, however Wenger’s side did retain the FA Cup.
Watch Henry’s fabulous strength, skill, balance and finishing ability below.
— Premier League (@premierleague) November 16, 2015
Video credit: The Premier League’s official Twitter account.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena