VIDEO: Tomas Rosicky’s thunderbolt gives Arsenal an early lead

Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky has stunned the hosts with an early rocket.

The Czech Republic international midfielder was perhaps a surprise starter for Arsenal this afternoon, but he has certainly made the most of the occasion.

The North London derby is huge for both Spurs and Arsenal in regards to their targets this season. A win is a must if the hosts wish to claim a Champions League spot for next season, whereas an Arsenal victory will see the Gunners close the gap on Chelsea at the top of the table to just four points.

The clash between the two is not notorious for having such early goals, and it comes as no surprise to see that Rosicky’s wonderful opener is a new Premier League record for the visitors.

The Gunners broke forward early on, and as the ball broke to Rosicky on the right-hand side of the area, he thumped a first-time shot which rocketed past Hugo Lloris and into the far top-left corner.

The goal stands at 01:12 minutes – the quickest goal Arsenal have scored against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League era.

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