Kieran Gibbs proved Arsenal's unlikely hero in Sunday's north London derby as his first goal in over a year ensured a 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium.
Harry Kane had slotted past Petr Cech in the first half to give Mauricio Pochettino's side a deserved lead against a Gunners side lacking the spark that had earned them five successive top-flight victories.
Olivier Giroud hit the crossbar with a second-half header and glanced another effort just wide, but Cech kept Arsenal in the match with fine saves to deny Toby Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen.
And the Czech Republic international's performance proved pivotal as substitute Gibbs converted Mesut Ozil's cross at the far post 13 minutes from time to secure a share of the spoils for the home side.
While Arsenal join Manchester City on 26 points at the top of the standings Spurs are back up to fifth place, five points adrift of both Arsenal and City and three behind fourth-placed Manchester United.
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Monday, November 9, 2015 7:40:00 AM