Gabriel Martinelli played a pivotal role in an intense showdown between two title contenders in north London.
Arsenal had a fortunate escape early in the game when Josko Gvardiol’s header was miraculously cleared off the line by Declan Rice in the opening four minutes.
Mateo Kovacic walked a fine line, escaping a potential sending-off after delivering two hefty challenges on Martin Odegaard and Declan Rice.
Martinelli’s entrance during halftime injected renewed attacking vigor into the match. His defining moment came in the 87th minute when his shot deflected off Nathan Ake, securing a memorable victory for the Gunners.