Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sent off as Crystal Palace hold Arsenal at Selhurst Park

The hosts played James McCarthy in down the right and after failing to clear the Irishman’s low centre, the ball fell to Ayew and the striker’s shot somehow looped into the net with the aid of a deflection off Luiz’s outstretched leg.

Things then from bad to worse for the visitors when Aubameyang saw red for a dangerous studs-up tackle on Max Meyer on the touchline, but only after the VAR decided to upgrade Paul Tierney’s original yellow card.

Both teams had chances to win it in a breathtaking final quarter, but first Sokratis was on hand to acrobatically clear James Tomkins’s header off the line, and then Vicente Guaita did brilliantly to turn Nicolas Pepe’s low drive on to the post, before reacting impressively to smother the rebound from Lacazette.

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