Arsenal vs. Tottenham Hotspur: Per Mertesacker equalises for Gunners

Per Mertesacker has atoned for his error at the Emirates Stadium by putting Arsenal back on level terms against Tottenham Hotspur.

The big German had been at fault for the opening goal when he allowed Jermain Defoe in down the left, but has now struck back, advancing into the Tottenham area and collecting a cross from Theo Walcott to power his header past Hugo Lloris. The scores are now tied at 1-1, but with Adebayor seeing red, things are looking rosy indeed for the Gunners, who had been shocked by Tottenham's early lead.

The goal is his first for Arsenal, and indeed in English football, and the Gunners' numerical advantage is beginning to tell immediately. It's looking like a rough time ahead for Spurs, and unless it goes to ten against ten at some point, they don't look too likely to hold out. Nonetheless, it's still end-to-end stuff. This is classic derby material.

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