With ArsĂ¨ne Wengerâ€™s team trailing in the north London derby, the central defender charged forward to emphatically head Theo Walcottâ€™s cross beyond Hugo Lloris to equalise.
â€śIt was amazing from the very start,â€ť he told Arsenal Player. "It was very good to score because we were one man up and they were dropping off. I kept standing in the box and tried to be lucky.
"The ball from Theo was very good and it was a good day to score.
â€śWe fell asleep a bit, especially at the beginning. The first goal for them was kind of a wake up. The sending off for Adebayor, maybe it was vital. Weâ€™re taking it, weâ€™re taking the score and are very happy with it.â€ť