Arsenal 1-0 Manchester as Gabriel Martinelli secured Arsenal a dramatic late win against the Premier League champions, Manchester City.
In the previous season, Arsenal had closely contended for the title against City but fell behind as Pep Guardiola’s squad clinched the treble, becoming only the second English team to do so.
Arsenal had struggled against City the prior year, failing to earn even a single point.
However, the tide turned this season, with Martinelli’s redirected goal granting them a thrilling 1-0 win at the electrified Emirates Stadium.
Martinelli, coming off the bench, broke the deadlock in the 86th minute, his shot deviating off Nathan Ake.
This crucial goal concluded a streak of 12 consecutive league defeats to City, marking Arsenal’s first Premier League victory over them since 2015.
The match seemed to be meandering towards a dull stalemate, with an unresolved dispute over whether Mateo Kovacic should have been sent off in the opening half being the highlight.
Despite the absence of their key player, Bukayo Saka, Martinelli’s decisive moment added spark to an otherwise lackluster match.
City began the game on a high note, almost scoring within the first five minutes.