The Arsenal star, Declan Rice, has already paid his hefty dues by scoring in injury time to overcome Manchester United.
The match seemed to be heading towards a draw, but the home team was rewarded for their efforts as both their summer signing, Gabriel Jesus, and the returning hero, Martinelli, found the net in injury time to secure a contentious victory, with VAR decisions causing frustration for both sides.
Marcus Rashford opened the scoring for United, who didn’t offer much, when he completed a rapid counter-attack that saw his team transition from defense to offense in a matter of seconds after a pass from Christian Eriksen.
However, the joy of the visiting team was short-lived. In fact, just 35 seconds into the second half, Gabriel Martinelli passed the ball to Martin Odegaard on the edge of the penalty area, who promptly fired it into the net, igniting the Emirates Stadium.
VAR intervened to deny the home team a penalty in the second half when Anthony Taylor believed that Kai Havertz had been fouled, a decision that left Mikel Arteta less than impressed. Alejandro Gannacho thought he had scored the winning goal in the 89th minute, but the video assistant referee had a different opinion and halted the guests’ celebrations.
Then, Arsenal sealed the deal with a £105 million corner-kick signing, putting the home team in the lead in the 95th minute before Jesus, in a stunning display for Arsenal, finished a lightning-fast counter-attack. He displayed remarkable determination to conclude it as the clock reached the 100-minute mark.