Arsenal’s start took a similarly disastrous turn as Andreas Pereira capitalized on Bukayo Saka’s errant pass, exploiting the situation to catch Aaron Ramsdale off-guard within the opening minute at the Emirates.
Fulham’s defensive line held strong for over 70 minutes, displaying resilience, but their determination eventually cracked when Saka equalized from the penalty spot.
In a span of just two minutes, the game’s momentum appeared to shift as substitute Eddie Nketiah neatly converted Fabio Vieira’s well-placed cross, putting Arsenal in the lead.
Fulham’s Calvin Bassey received his marching orders after receiving a second yellow card, leaving his team with 10 players on the field.
However, the 10-man squad managed to secure a draw as Joao Palhinha expertly guided a corner into the net three minutes before the final whistle.