Arsenal lead Spurs 3-1 in the London derby

Arsenal's Per Mertesacker celebrates scoring his side's first goal. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Arsenal lead Tottenham 3-1 in the London derby at half time despite Emmanuel Adebayor scoring against his old club before being sent off.

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny made his first start in two months, Jack Wilshere returned from suspension and Theo Walcott started.

Tottenham chose to play two strikers for the first time in the Premier League - Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor joined forces.

According to reports, Arsenal are ready to offer Liverpool Theo Walcott plus £8m for Raheem Sterling.

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