In-form Nigerian striker, Alex Iwobi, was a late minute substitute in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspurs at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
Iwobi came on for Mesut Ozil in the 84th minute of the tie.
Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez scored the goals for the Gunners, who have jumped above Liverpool into fifth, and now sit just one point off second-placed Manchester United.
It was the home side that were pressing forward in the early exchanges, with Lacazette, Alexis Sanchez and Ozil all causing problems to Tottenham’s back three, which was without the influential Toby Alderweireld.
It was Arsenal that took the lead in the 36th minute, however, when Mustafi rose highest inside the Tottenham box to meet a floated free kick from Ozil. Spurs were unhappy about the award of the set piece though, with Davinson Sanchez appearing to cleanly win the ball against Alexis Sanchez in a wide area.
Arsenal then doubled their lead in the 41st minute when Alexis Sanchez smashed home after Lacazette had delivered a low cross into the Chilean, who put his contract issues aside with a fine performance.
Kane might have halved the deficit late in the first period after working space in the final third, but the striker sent his effort wide of the post as Arsenal entered the half-time break with a 2-0 advantage.
Tottenham had a couple of half-chances early in the second period, but Kane’s header was comfortably collected by Cech, before Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal cleared a dangerous cross from Ben Davies.
Alexis Sanchez had two chances to score a third for Arsenal 20 minutes from time, but his first flew into the stands, before his second was comfortably collected by Lloris in the away side’s goal.
Arsenal, who came close late on through Alexis Sanchez and Iwobi, held firm to earn the North London bragging rights as they recorded their sixth straight Premier League home win of the 2017-18 campaign.