Lucas Torreira has been threatening to score his first Arsenal goal for a few weeks now.
You may remember the swirling effort that was just tipped over by Alisson in the 1-1 draw against Liverpool a couple of weeks back and last Sunday he hit the post at Bournemouth.
Today, against our gobby homeless neighbours, he finally delivered the goods. And in real style.
Collecting a great through ball by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the corner of the box, he escaped Eric Dier’s lunge, took a touch and smashed home a low drive across Hugo Lloris. 4-2 to the Arsenal and game over.
The Emirates went absolutely mental. And so too did the players who mobbed the shirtless Uruguayan down by the corner flag.
After the match, the midfielder paid homage to everyone who has helped him settle in so quickly at the Emirates.
“It’s my first derby for Arsenal and it’s an incredible game,” he told Arsenal.com.
“During the week, the fans really showed me how important this game is and it was for us as well.
“It was great that we were able to win to continue our progress in the Premier League, which is one of our objectives.
“Tottenham are a very good side and they made it hard for us to find space at times, but we showed our spirit and our soul during the game. We’re really pleased and so I am, both with the goal and the win.
“I think it was the goal that put the end to the game, if you like. It was a reward for all the hard work that I’ve been putting in since the very first moment that I joined Arsenal.
“I’ve been working hard to adapt to what is a very intense league. It’s not been a long time, of course, but I think I have adapted. I just want to say thank you to my team-mates, the staff and everyone at the club.”
And we’d like to thank you Lucas. That was a goal and a moment that will live long in the memory.