Vivianne Miedema scored twice as Arsenal cruised to a north London derby victory against Tottenham in front of a record crowd at Emirates Stadium.
With 47,367 fans watching, Beth Mead curled in a sublime opening goal.
Miedema doubled the Gunners’ lead before Rafaelle Souza headed home the third and Miedema added her second.
The previous Women’s Super League record of 38,262 was set in 2019 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the reverse fixture.
Saturday’s win was Arsenal’s 10th successive victory in the WSL.
The Gunners piled on pressure from the start and a partisan crowd were willing to play their part in intimidating Tottenham, who struggled to get into the game.
Mead should have opened the scoring inside the first two minutes when her shot deflected wide for a corner.
The England forward made no mistake three minutes later, curling her shot in from outside the box into the top-right corner.
Arsenal had confidence in abundance and were willing to shoot from all areas, Kim Little saw her effort from outside the box go just wide and Laura Wienroither also had a chance from long range.
Spurs were sloppy in possession and Miedema latched on to a careless pass deep in the Spurs half to send the crowd wild for a second time.
Arsenal were completely dominant and Souza leaped highest to nod home Mead’s corner before Miedema glanced a header into the back of the net moments after the record attendance was announced over the sound system, with both greeted by rapturous applause.
Arsenal have not conceded in their past eight WSL games and have scored 39 goals in their 10 wins, which go back to last season.
The Gunners had 38 shots in their 4-0 win over Brighton on the opening weekend of the season and wave after wave of attack came again against Spurs, who were found wanting in possession and in attack.
More to follow.
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- 11MiedemaSubstituted forNobbsat 69′minutes
- 9MeadSubstituted forHurtigat 74′minutes
- 4TurnerBooked at 59mins
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- Rebecca Welch
Match ends, Arsenal Women 4, Tottenham Hotspur Women 0.
Second Half ends, Arsenal Women 4, Tottenham Hotspur Women 0.
Attempt missed. Leah Williamson (Arsenal Women) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Stephanie-Elise Catley with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Amy Turner.
Attempt blocked. Lina Hurtig (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stina Blackstenius with a cross.
Attempt missed. Nikola Karczewska (Tottenham Hotspur Women) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ashleigh Neville.
Offside, Arsenal Women. Lia Wälti tries a through ball, but Lina Hurtig is caught offside.
Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Asmita Ale.
Substitution, Arsenal Women. Lotte Wubben-Moy replaces Rafaelle because of an injury.
Substitution, Arsenal Women. Frida Maanum replaces Kim Little.
Foul by Stina Blackstenius (Arsenal Women).
Eveliina Summanen (Tottenham Hotspur Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Tottenham Hotspur Women. Conceded by Katie McCabe.
Substitution, Arsenal Women. Lina Hurtig replaces Beth Mead.
Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur Women. Asmita Ale replaces Jessica Naz.
Attempt missed. Stina Blackstenius (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Stephanie-Elise Catley.
Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Ashleigh Neville.
Offside, Arsenal Women. Lia Wälti tries a through ball, but Stina Blackstenius is caught offside.
Lia Wälti (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Eveliina Summanen (Tottenham Hotspur Women).