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Published Time: 28.04.2024 - 17:04:06 Modified Time: 28.04.2024 - 17:04:06

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- Olley: Arsenal shrug off derby pressure to send Man City title warning

However, Arsenal goalkeeper David Raya gifted Spurs a goal on 64 minutes after a dreadfully executed chipped pass landed to Cristian Romeo, who found the bottom-left corner.

Arsenal were made to sweat late when Declan Rice fouled Ben Davies, prompting the Video Assistant Referee to award a penalty that was converted by Son Heung-min in the 87th minute.

But Arsenal held on, moving them to 80 points after 35 games and putting pressure on second-place Manchester City, who beat Nottingham Forest later Sunday.

Liverpool are four points behind City in third spot, but like Arsenal having played 35 matches with three games left.

"I was praying at the end. It was a really emotional game. This is a tough place to come and a great team to play against. We had to dig in and suffer," Mikel Arteta, who reached 100 Premier League wins as Arsenal manager, told Sky Sports.

Arsenal arrived at the home of their neighbours desperate for a win and got the perfect start after 15 minutes when midfielder Hojbjerg headed the ball back into his own net from a corner.

Spurs responded, with defender Romero hitting the outside of the post off a James Maddison cross.

The hosts thought they had equalised when Micky van de Ven placed the ball past keeper David Raya after Pedro Porro's strike deflected to him, but after a long delay the goal was ruled out by the VAR for offside.

Arsenal extended their lead just before the half hour mark, when a counter-attack was calmly finished by Saka after Spurs' Dejan Kulusevski slipped in the Arsenal area.

Havertz added the third with a simple header from a corner that eluded the home defence, and the visitors were flying.