BREAKING: Gabriel #Martinelli 87 Minute Goal Gives #Arsenal Golden Victory Against Manchester City [VIDEO]—It was a titanic Premier League clash that had a huge amount on the line as Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side hosted Pep Guardiola’s champions, Manchester City, at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon. There was nothing between the two sides for almost its entirety, but Gabriel Martinelli struck late on with a deflected effort that eventually proved decisive as the winning goal.
Gabriel Martinelli’s late goal gave Arsenal a 1-0 victory over title rivals Manchester City in the biggest game of the Premier League season so far.
The Brazilian’s 87th-minute shot hit Nathan Ake in the face and deflected past a wrong-footed Ederson, giving Arsenal the lead and subsequently a three huge points.
Arsenal had earlier made a nervy start and could have been behind inside five minutes, but a Josko Gvardiol shot was cleared off the line and Ake blazed over from close range.
A non-red card rather than any chance was the main talking point of the first half, with Mateo Kovacic lucky to stay on the pitch both for a studs-showing tackle from behind which solicited a yellow card, and then a late one minutes later which the referee decided didn’t warrant a second booking.
Yet the introduction of Gabriel Martinelli gave Arsenal more life after the break, and ultimately proved the difference.