Arsenal substitute Eddie Nketiah struck into stoppage time to cancel out Josh Maja’s second half penalty in a 1-1 draw with relegation-threatened Fulham on Sunday.
Alexandre Lacazette was forced off with an injury that appeared to be a hamstring problem in the 70th minute and had to be substituted when Fulham were 1-0 up through a penalty from Josh Maja.
The Gunners had the ball in the net twice in the first half but both were ruled out for offside, with Dani Ceballos’s effort written off following a very tight VAR decision.
Fulham went ahead when Brazilian defender Gabriel was adjudged to have tripped Mario Lemina and Maja fired his penalty into the roof of the net in the 59th minute.
Arsenal dominated possession and created plenty of chances before Nketiah struck in the 7th minute of stoppage time.
Arsenal’s injury list grows as they compete in the Europa League semi finals and climb up the Premier League table.
They are already without Pierre Emerick Aubameyang after he contracted malaria. Defenders David Luiz, Kieran Tierney and midfielder Martin Odegaard are also out.
Arteta’s men now turn their attention to next Friday’s match against Everton. They will then face Villareal in the first leg of their Europa League semi-finals, then to Newcastle on May 1.
Fulham are 18th on the table, and have been on the verge of a first ever away win at Arsenal at the 30th attempt. They are set to face Chelsea on May 1 at Stamford Bridge.