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Arsenal's Last-Gasp Triumph in Seven-Goal Thriller



There was a breathtaking seven-goal spectacle at Luton and Arsenal emerged victorious thanks to Declan Rice's last-gasp header that secured a 4-3 win. The Premier League table toppers faced stiff opposition as Luton twice came from behind, threatening to snatch a draw. Elijah Adebayo and Ross Barkley netted within an eight-minute period after the break, exploiting a shaky performance from Arsenal goalkeeper David Raya.

The match began with Arsenal dominating an initially uneventful game, but it exploded into life when Gabriel Martinelli put them ahead. Gabriel Osho's header levelled the score shortly after, but Gabriel Jesus' close-range nod from Ben White's cross restored the Gunners' lead. However, Luton fought back in a chaotic second half, with Adebayo and Barkley capitalising on defensive lapses.



Kai Havertz's equaliser brought momentum back to Arsenal, setting the stage for a dramatic conclusion. Rice's header, coming 23 seconds after the added six minutes had expired, sealed the win for the visitors. The result leaves Luton in 17th place, two points above the relegation zone, while Arsenal extends their lead at the top to five points.

Despite the victory, Arsenal's defensive vulnerabilities were exposed, conceding three goals on the night. Goalkeeper Raya's performance will likely fuel discussions about Arteta's decision to prefer him over Aaron Ramsdale. Nevertheless, Arsenal's attacking prowess, exemplified by Jesus' impactful display, propelled them to a sixth consecutive victory in all competitions.



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