The north London derby failed to disappoint as Arsenal came from behind to win 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium courtesy of Alexandre Lacazette’s penalty midway through the second half. The big talking point before the game was the absence of Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was left out for disciplinary reasons. Despite playing the better football in the first half an hour it was Arsenal who fell behind after a sumptuous rabona finish from Érik Lamela, which was cancelled out by Martin Ødegaard. Despite his first-half heroics the second saw Lamela sent off for two bookable offences.
Davinson Sánchez brought down Lacazette in the penalty area, with the Frenchman converting the spot-kick to seal victory. Speaking after the game José Mourinho said: ‘The only thing worse than our first half was Michael Oliver’s decision of giving the penalty’.