Arsenal 1-1 Fulham: Arsenal scrape a thrilling draw after Nketiah’s last-gasp equaliser

Arsenal 2-1 West Ham Nketiah's late goal ensured full points for Gunners

Fulham’s chances of escaping the relegation zone have become difficult after conceding the equaliser in the injury time.

Arsenal scraped a late 1-1 draw against relegation-battling Fulham, with Eddie Nketiah chipping in with a stoppage-time equaliser.

The home side had a couple of good chances in the opening half, but their inefficiency in the final third – which has been a let down this season – proved futile. Much to their disappointment, the Gunners also had a couple of goals overturned by VAR due to offside.

Fulham turned the tables around the hour mark after they were awarded a penalty due to a foul by defender Gabriel. Josh Maja was spotless from the spot to give the Cottagers the lead.

Nicolas Pepe had the chance to impress minutes after being brought into the field, but his header was denied by Fulham keeper Alphonse Areola.

While the game looked as if it was going out of Arsenal’s hands, Nketiah stepped up in the dying minutes to score the equaliser, all starting from Saka’s corner kick.

Fulham would be disheartened after failing to hold on to their lead, and a win would have given them a ray of hope to survive in the Premier League.

On the other hand, it wasn’t a convincing display from the Gunners – one wouldn’t have expected after the emphatic win against Slavia Prague in the Europa League quarter-finals, and the draw hasn’t affected their standings as they are still ninth in the table, trailing Everton by three points.

Mikel Arteta‘s run in the Premier League continues to be nothing but problematic. The Spanish manager will be aiming for the Europa League title to seal a place in the Champions League next season.