Arsenal were set to leapfrog table-toppers Chelsea, if only briefly, when they took a 2-0 lead against Tottenham at the interval with goals from Samir Nasri and Marouane Chamakh.
Spurs have gone 12 home matches without defeat in the Premier League, and have won eight of their past 10 league games at Wembley.
Tottenham host Arsenal at Wembley as the the race for the top four hots up.
That's not to mention Tottenham having the Premier League's top goalscorer over the last two seasons, nor a tighter and more ruthless style of play to Arsenal which contrasts sharply with the disjointedness and inconsistency of Wenger's twilight zone team. Despite the 2-0 loss away at the Emirates in November, Spurs head into the North London derby this weekend as the favourites.
Arsenal Wenger has revealed his ploy to stop Harry Kane in the North London Derby.
"People think I brought it to Tottenham, but I think it was Dele Alli who actually started it", the Hamburger SV academy graduate told FourFourTwo. Kane has revealed just how he handled his release from Arsenal, pushing him to becoming one of the best players in the world, and why scoring against them is extra special.
You already know Arsenal is playing Tottenham Hotspur this week, and, if you're like me, you've been dreading it, ignoring it on your calendar, pretending it's not going to happen.
'It's amusing how things work out - as it was after playing for Watford against Tottenham that I got the opportunity to join Tottenham's youth academy. I think it's similar characteristics and quality.
Arsenal need to play close to flawless for the rest of the season if they are to finish in the top four.
Harry Kane will be key to that vision as the striker looks to improve on his excellent record against Arsenal, which includes six goals in seven meetings.
Arsenal had a busy transfer window as they replaced the outgoing Alexis Sanchez with two signings in Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang.
The former Barcelona sporting Director arrived late into 2017 at the club and is part of what has been called a catalyst for change, bringing in Sven Mislintat from Borussia Dortmund as well.
This game is massive for us.
Jack Wilshere may have to settle for a place on the bench after Aaron Ramsey's hat-trick against Everton.
"It's hard (to be like Wenger)", he said.