Alexandre Lacazette snatched a draw from the jaws of defeat as Arsenal drew 2-2 with Crystal Palace on Patrick Vieira’s return to the Emirates Stadium.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s instinctive rebound gave Arsenal an eighth-minute lead but Palace staged an incredible second-half comeback as goals from Christian Benteke (50) and Odsonne Edouard (73) left Vieira seconds away from victory at the club he once captained to Premier League titles.
Arsenal looked out of ideas after Kieran Tierney rattled the crossbar late on but, just when it seemed Palace had soaked up everything Arsenal could throw at them, substitute Lacazette rammed home a rebound in the fifth minute of stoppage time to salvage a point.
The draw extends Arsenal’s unbeaten league run to five games and keeps them 12th in the table, three points and two places above Palace, who missed the chance to leapfrog the Gunners.
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Arsenal host Aston Villa on Friday Night Football at 8pm – live on Sky Sports – before Crystal Palace host Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday at 3pm.