Arsenal jubilant, Spurs morose after derby

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However bad things have seemed for Arsenal over the past decade, beating Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium can usually be relied on.

Just not usually as emphatically as Sunday's north London derby triumph - a 3-1 victory helping to clear the early-season gloom for Mikel Arteta's side.

Never before in the Premier League have Arsenal scored three goals as quickly in a derby.

The goals inside the opening 34 minutes from Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka rattled Spurs and gave Gunners fans an afternoon of gloating in the late September sun.

"It is one of the nicest things I have experienced in this stadium," said Arteta, who has finished eighth in both of his seasons in charge of Arsenal.

It was a month ago as August was drawing to a close that Arsenal had opened the season with three losses without scoring while Tottenham were top with a perfect start.

The only thing consistent this month for Spurs has been losing all three games and conceding three in each.

Arsenal, meanwhile, have won all three games since the international break.

But in a sign of recent inferiority for the neighbours, they aren't challenging at the top but midtable with Arsenal 10th on goal difference and Tottenham 11th in the standings.

Spurs haven't won at Arsenal in the league since 2010 and they did everything to ensure that dismal run wouldn't end.

A couple of months into the job, Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo was unable to have any impact in preventing this humiliation.

"I am very honest," he said. "If the game plan didn't work out the way you wanted, it's because you didn't decide it well."

Although Son Heung-min turned in a cross from Sergio Reguilon in the 79th, there would be no late Tottenham comeback.

Meanwhile, Wolverhampton striker Raul Jimenez is back this season - after his recovery from a serious head injury suffered last November - and now scoring again.

It was a moment of magic that clinched a 1-0 victory over winless Southampton.

Wearing protective head gear, the Mexican breezed through the defence in the 61st minute before striking past goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.

"It was a special goal for Raul," Wolves manager Bruno Lage said.

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