Heung Min Son scored in the fourth minute, but he was offside. Arsenal continued to attack and had a real chance with Eddie Nketiah, but Vicario was there to interfere in the 14th.
This London Derby was the match where two squads needed to shot determination, stamina, agility, and intensity in order to be the winning team.
Fabio Viera tackled James Maddison in the 23rd and Tottenham had a free kick.
Bukayo Saka entered from inside in the 26th and shot. Cristian Romero deflected the ball and it ended in the left corner of Vicario. Arsenal had a deserved lead.
Saka was flying in the right side, executing corners kicks in the 31st and having advantage over Udogie, who had such a tough client.
Maddison almost gave the second goal to Gabriel Jesus in the 32nd as the Brazilian steals the ball but shot wide from inside the box.
Arsenal was so intense in the first half
Gabriel Jesus was interpreting his role on the left perfectly leaving Porro one time later in all the movements and being so fast in crossing and dribbling.
Saka and Odegaard combined in the 37th, with Martin who tried from distance, but Vicario was there to make an easy save.
Heung-Min Son passes for Brennan Johnson with the midfielder who forced Raya to make the most difficult save of the first half. He was applauded by Ramsdale who was on the bench in this match.
Heung-Min Son scores after a pass from Maddison in the 42nd with his left who found the post and went in.
Sarr and Jesus got a yellow each in the first minute of extra time for pushing each other. Yves Bissouma also received a yellow for protests as the first half ended after of four minutes of play.
The second half started with Kai Havertz coming on and Fabio Viera leaving the pitch. Romero and Maddison could have turned it into the combination of the advantage in the 49th, but Raya is there to collect the ball.
Romero touches the ball with his left in the 50th and VAR is checking for a penalty. The referee gave the pen in favor of Arsenal.
Bukayo Saka shot in the middle in the 54th gave Arsenal the lead for the second time in this game.
✋ WE'RE AWARDED A PENALTY AFTER A VAR CHECK…— Arsenal (@Arsenal) September 24, 2023
COOLY DISPATCHED BY SAKA 🥶
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Tottenham responded with Heung-Min Son to send the game in the balance again. James Maddison stole the ball from Saliba and provided the assist in the 55th.
Kai Havertz is very aggressive on Heung-Min Son and ended in referee’s book in the 57th. The game was on fire as both squads wanted to score the goal of advantage and grab the three points.
Mikel Arteta and Ange Postecoglou had a marvelous game in their optic and with their teams motivated, they should only make the right movements.
Brennan Johnson was off for Manor Solomon in the game and things changed in the white North London side with Postecoglou having one option less since this sub was a forced one.
Gabriel Jesus commits a foul on Kulusevski and Tottenham are relieved in the 66th. Nketiah stretched his legs on Vicario on the 67th and was booked with a yellow card. Son had another chance to score in the 69th and the match seemed to go in the favour of Tottenham.
James Maddison was injured in the 70th and this was a big problem for Ange Postecoglou. He returned to play.
Gabriel Jesus left the pitch for Reis Nelsson in the 77th to bring fresh legs on the pitch.
Postecoglou made two subs with Son and Maddison leaving for Hojbejrg and Richarlison in the 78th.
The final stage of the game
The Gunners tried with a corner in the 86th, but Odegaard’s cross was not useful for any of his teammates. Arsenal tried from the corner kicks in the last minutes but were unable to find the goal.
Iyenoma Udogie fouls Saka in the 89th and this was a sign of weakness as this would lead into another corner campaign for Arsenal. Ten minutes of extra time were added on the watch.
Arteta replaced Saka with Emille Smith-Rowe in the 97th minute and this would be the last sub of the game.
One final throw of the dice…— Arsenal (@Arsenal) September 24, 2023
🔛 Smith Rowe
🔴 2-2 ⚪️ (90+7) pic.twitter.com/8lEIiI8fYV
The match ended in a equalizer after 10 minutes of added time. Arsenal plays Brentford after three days in EFL Cup and Tottenham plays Liverpool on Saturday in a home game.