Harry Kane’s penalty ensured it was honours even in a spicy north London derby.
The hosts took the lead through Kevin Wimmer’s own goal, although Spurs will feel aggrieved after a raft of Arsenal players appeared to be offside when Mesut Ozil swung the free kick over from the right-hand side.
That goal lit the blue touch paper and the game got more feisty as the afternoon continued, only for Spurs to stun the Gunners by getting back in it.
A lazy, brainless challenge from Laurent Koscielny on the impressive Mousa Dembele resulted in a penalty.
And Harry Kane, back in the side after injury, slotted it down the middle to level the score and despite hitting the post in the final minutes, Tottenham couldn’t find a winner.