Tonight night there will no doubt be many a discussion amongst Arsenal supporters about their favourite North London Derby.
Although there have been some bad times through the years we have had many more great ones as well.
April 1971, Ray Kennedy rising to power the header past a despairing Pat Jennings, a sea of red and white all round the ground.
Ray Kennedy scores against Tottenham Hotspur - 1971
Christmas 1978, Santa Claus on the front of the programme the gifts were all for the Arsenal as those of us shoe-horned into the Park Lane end saw a 5-0 victory and that goal by Chippy.
Liam Brady scores in the 5-0 win over Tottenham at White Hart Lane - 1978
It’s now April 1987 and Georges Gunners are down and out of the League Cup according to the tannoy. One of our own namely Rocky sent us all into delirium as the script according to the match announcer was torn to pieces.
David Rocastle scores the winner against Tottenham at White Hart Lane - 1987
We only had to wait two years as Tony Adams laid the ghost of 91 with a towering header at Wembley in the FA Cup Semi-Final of 1993.
Tony Adams scores the winner in the 1993 FA Cup Semi-Final against Tottenham
1996 and a certain Dutch master was sliding on his knees towards the North Bank and we were all in a ‘Bergkamp wonderland’
The Bobby and Patrick show at Old Trafford in 2001 as we came from behind to win another FA Cup Semi-Final.
Then the repeat performance as the same two combined to ensure that we picked up the Premiership in 2004.
Finally it’s 2007 and one of the best nights so far at the Emirates as the kids booked their place in another final.
Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur (Carling Cup Second Leg) - 2007
All great occasions to be an Arsenal supporter and we are sure you will have your own great memories of North London Derbies.
The one factor that stands out in all those games was the fervour of our support, in a lot of those games we really were the 12th man.
Let us try and recreate that tonight, the boys need our support, bring your scarves it’s going to be cold anyway, lets get in the ground early and let’s sing our hearts out for Arsène and the lads.
Victory Through Harmony
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