Arsenal substitute Eddie Nketiah’s equasiler in the final moments crushed relegation-threatened Fulham’s hope of a big win and salvage a point for Mikel Arteta’s side.
The Englishman, who came off the bench to replaced Alexandre Lacazette, scored in the seventh and final minutes of stoppage time, tapping in a rebound at the near post.
The Gunners made a bright start to the game with Gabriel Martinelli seeing an effort go just wide and having another saved within seven minutes. Fulham hardly threatened going forward apart from a deflected effort from Josh Maja that went narrowly wide.
Mikel Arteta’s side seemed to have broken the deadlock in the 40th minute through Dani Ceballos after a wonderfully worked team move, but the goal was chalked off for offside in the buildup.
The home team began strongly after the break as well, with Alexandre Lacazette missing narrowly However, the failure to make these chances count came to bite Arsenal back in the 59th minute as Fulham were awarded a penalty for a foul on Mario Lemina by Gabriel Magalhaes and Josh Maja made no mistake from the spot.
Arsenal pushed for an equaliser but apart from an effort from Nicolas Pepe that was brilliantly saved by Alphonse Areola, weren’t able to find a way through as Fulham held firm. Martinelli did fashion another chance but Areola was up to the task again.
However, in a dramatic finish to the encounter substitute Eddie Nketiah found the back of the net in the seventh and final minute of stoppage time to salvage a point for his side.