Arsenal passed arguably their biggest test of their title credentials to date as Gabriel’s goal earned them a 1-0 win away at Chelsea and a return to the top of the Premier League table.
The Gunners’ Brazilian centre-back touched in Bukayo Saka’s corner mid-way through the second half to earn Mikel Arteta’s side a priceless three points.
Arsenal could have put more past their opponents had Gabriel Jesus scored gilt-edged chances in either half.
At the other end, it was a disappointing afternoon for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who started for Chelsea against his former club, but rarely threatened along with the rest of his Blues’ attackers.
The result means the Gunners have re-established their two-point lead at the top of the table with just one game – a trip to Wolves next Saturday – before the World Cup break.