Rated! The 10 greatest Arsenal-Tottenham games: Gazza, Thierry Henry and David Bentley's wondergoal

The most memorable and decisive north London derbies as Arsenal and Tottenham clash this weekend - including a special match at Wembley

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Tottenham 5-0 Arsenal, 1983

If there's nothing worse than heavy defeat at the hands of your rivals, then there'™s nothing better than revenge –“ as Tottenham discovered in April '83. In Christmas 1978 an Arsenal side inspired by Alan Sunderland and Liam Brady hammered five past Spurs.

But by 1983 the Tottenham side were a different prospect. Chris Hughton opened the scoring and Alan Brazil netted his first for the club as Spurs powered to a 3-0 lead in under 20 minutes.

Some hapless defending from the Gunners (and a couple of sumptuous Mark Falco volleys) saw Tottenham romp to a victory that saw five goals without reply – and the margin of victory could easily have been more.

Tottenham 2-2 Arsenal, 2004

In a season that saw Arsenal at their most imperious, Spurs would have relished being the only team to beat Arsene Wenger's men. But when the Invincibles visited White Hart Lane in April, Arsenal only needed a draw to secure the Premiership crown on their rivals'™ stomping ground –“ just as they had in 1971.

They got it, but only just. Arsenal went 2-0 up after three minutes through a typically fluid counterattack goal, goalscorer Patrick Vieira then turning provider for Robert Pires'™s clipped finish.

But a goal from Jamie Redknapp kickstarted a spirited Spurs fightback and a late Robbie Keane penalty levelled the scores.

However, the injury-time winner the Lane craved was not forthcoming and the Tottenham faithful were ultimately forced to either scurry home or look on in envy as Vieira & Co. celebrated the perfect end to a magnificent season.

Champions at the Lane in a historic campaign

Tottenham 5-1 Arsenal, 2008

Spurs went on to win the cup under some bloke called Juande Ramos. Whatever happened to him?

A sparkling Tottenham performance meant they stormed into the League Cup final, to the considerable anger of Arsenal fans (and players, judging by the quarrelling between William Gallas, Emanuel Adebayor and Nicklas Bendtner).

Jermaine Jenas's™ low drive on three minutes quickly eroded memories of the late Gunners goal from the first leg (and the previous 21 unsuccessful attempts at beating Arsene Wenger's men), and paved the way for his team-mates to run riot.

Bendtner powered a header into his own goal and Keane neatly finished Aaron Lennon'™s lobbed pass before returning the favour to assist the winger'™s bottom-corner drive. Despite Adebayor'™s consolation, Steed Malbranque'™s late fifth reinstated the four-goal cushion.

Spurs went on to win the cup under some bloke called Juande Ramos. Whatever happened to him?

Robbie's Keane for Arsenal's embarrassment

Tottenham 0-1 Arsenal, 1971 

Thirty-three years before the Thierry Henry-inspired Gunners outfit won the league title at the Lane, Ray Kennedy's goal gave Arsenal an equally enjoyable title-clincher in their rivals' back yard.

Battling with Leeds at the top of the table, Arsenal needed a win or a goalless draw to win their first league title in 18 years –“ but a score draw would have sent the title to Yorkshire on goal average.

So you can imagine the tension as a nail-biting Monday night game reached the 88th minute still goalless. Then John Radford's shot forced a fine stop from Pat Jennings but George Armstrong chipped the rebound back across the goal and Kennedy popped up to head home the winner.

Five days later, Bertie Mee's side beat Liverpool 2-1 in the FA Cup final to become only the fourth club in history to do the Double –“ matching the 1961 achievement of their great north London rivals.

Ray Kennedy heads home for the league title in '71

Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham, 1995

A tale of two strikers. Tottenham'™s Jurgen Klinsmann and Arsenal's Ian Wright were both striving to reach the 30-goal mark, the German having scored 27 times that season while the charismatic Gunners forward was two ahead on 29.

The game was terrifically open, with fine performances from keepers Ian Walker and David Seaman, but neither could keep a clean sheet as both star strikers netted –“ Wright tucking away a penalty, Klinsmann nodding in a well-directed header.

The result may have been disappointing for a Spurs side who, a month previously, seemed destined to be in the FA Cup final, while Arsenal (despite the goals of free-scoring Wright) were really struggling in the league.

But the match was a typically exciting derby with end-to-end action, Steve Bould and Nigel Winterburn narrowly avoiding red cards and, unsurprisingly, crowd trouble.

The football writers named 'Klinsi' the Footballer of the Year that season, which was the last time Tottenham finished above Arsenal in the league until Spurs finally broke the run in 2017. "Is there nothing this man can't do?!" cried John Motson on Match of the Day. For that season at least, the answer was no.