Bukayo Saka thanked the fans at Emirates Stadium for creating such an incredible atmosphere as 60,000 watched Arsenal rip Sp*rs to shreds to secure a 3-1 win and the north London bragging rights.
Roared on by a crowd who arrived in an optimistic mood despite a difficult start to the season, the Gunners produced one of their best performances of the Mikel Arteta era doing all the damage early as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Emile Smith Rowe and Saka netted inside 34 minutes.
“It was incredible,” said Saka when asked about the support. “The fans gave us everything. We needed to start fast and we have to thank the fans.
“We scored three goals in the first half and a lot was down to the energy they were giving us, the reactions they were giving us.
“Every press we do, every tackle, they give us so much energy and confidence. Thank you to the fans. We’re happy we can repay them with a win.”
Saka also revealed that he and fellow Academy graduate had chatted pre-game about what it would be like to score in a north London derby.
“Yesterday at breakfast we spoke about this, ‘Imagine how it would feel to score in a north London derby'”, said Saka.
“When Emile scored the first goal, I just looked at him and we remembered the conversation. When I scored, he looked at me again and it was just a very, very special feeling for both of us to do it in this stadium as well.
“It feels very nice to share the moment with him. Even if he scored and I didn’t, I would still be happy for him but the most important thing is that we won and got the three points and everyone can go home happy.
“I think we already knew how much it means to the fans, but it means as much to them as it does to us. When you se the crowd and everyone is cheering, that is how we feel. So it means everything to us.”