The 194th edition of the North London derby wasn't short on excitement as Arsenal and Tottenham battled to a thrilling 2-2 draw.
Although the Gunners took the lead twice, Spurs kept their nerve and battled back, with the draw benefiting, above all, Manchester City. That's because the two teams remain fourth and fifth, respectively, four points behind Guardiola's team.
Arsenal, without Martinelli and Trossard, featured Fabio Vieira, Gabriel Jesus and David Raya in the starting XI. The Spaniard seems to have definitely won the 'battle' in goal with Ramsdale, while Brennan Jonhson made his first start for Tottenham.
Spurs struck first in the 4th minute, Son Heung-min finishing off Bissouma's shot from the edge of the area. The goal, however, didn't count after he was correctly ruled offside.
Vicario kept Tottenham alive after that, the former Empoli goalkeeper saving a close-range shot by Gabriel Jesus in the 14th minute and another dangerous shot by Nketiah after a bad pass by Udogie in the 16th.
There was little or nothing the Italian could do to prevent Arsenal from taking the lead in the 26th minute when Bukayo Saka received a pass from Odegaard, cut inside and fired a shot that hit Romero to deflect the ball into the back of the net.
Spurs found the equalizer soon after in the 42nd minute. David Raya got on the end of a cross from Sarr, but the ball remained in play. Maddison took advantage of it and picked out Son Heung-min, who fired the ball into the back of the net after making a run into the box.
Mikel Arteta's half-time changes - replacing Rice and Fabio Vieira with Havertz and Jorginho - had an immediate effect. VAR decreed a penalty for a Romero handball after a shot by Ben White, and Saka converted it in the 54th minute.
However, the joy was short-lived for the Gunners. Tottenham equalized a minute later, Son and Maddison connecting again. The England international stole the ball from Jorginho and found the Korean, who beat David Raya one-on-one.
Arsenal, despite playing at home, ran out of ideas from there. They were unable to keep the ball, let alone get close to Vicario's goal, and there were hardly any chances until stoppage time.
The Gunners' final push, led by the recently introduced Nelson, came to nothing in the end, with the two teams settling for a point each.
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