Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey inspired Arsenal from two goals down to beat Bournemouth 3-2 in a thrilling encounter at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon.
The 29-year-old pulled one back for the Gunners five minutes after they went down 2-0, following goals from Philip Biling and Marcos Senesi for Bournemouth.
Ben White pulled parity for Arsenal with 20 minutes remaining before Reiss Nelson stole victory for Arsenal late in extra-time.
The Black Stars deputy captain managed to dedicate his goal to late footballer Christian Atsu, whose one-week observation is currently going on in Ghana.
Black Stars coach Chris Hughton and assistant George Boateng were at the Emirates to watch Partey and compatriot Antoine Semenyo, who started for the Cherries.
Arsenal opened up a five point lead over title contenders Manchester City, who had earlier beaten Newcastle United 2-0.
Partey is expected to join the Black Stars for the AFCON qualifiers against Angola later this month.