Arsenal’s title hopes were almost derailed at the KC Stadium but Nicklas Bendtner grabbed a last-gasp winner to secure a 2-1 win against 10-man Hull.
The Gunners took the lead in the 14th minute when Russian forward Andrey Arshavin slotted home after he was let in by Bernard Mendy.
But the hosts managed to get back on level terms when Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink was brought down in the box by Sol Campbell
The veteran centre-back was shown the yellow card as Jimmy Bullard stepped up to lash the penalty into the top corner.
Hull were reduced to 10 men on the stroke of half-time when George Boateng picked up his second booking after a dangerous tackle on Bacary Sagna.
Arsenal predictably surged forward in the second-half but it took until the third minute of injury time for Bendtner to pounce on Boaz Myhill’s parry and ensure a vital three points.
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