Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as a late blitz gave Arsenal a 3-0 victory over Stoke City at Emirates Stadium.
Stoke had impressed until the 75th minute when Mesut Ozil was brought down by Bruno Martins Indi and Aubameyang converted the resultant penalty kick.
Aubameyang then smashed in his second four minutes from time before substitute Alexandre Lacazette marked his return from injury with a successful penalty he had won himself.
The Potters might have got their first PL points at Arsenal had Xherdan Shaqiri's corner not struck a post and bounced clear.
Back-to-back wins for the first time since November take the Gunners five points clear of seventh-placed Burnley. Stoke remain second from bottom, three points from safety.
Arsenal: 8 Apr v Southampton (H)
Stoke: 7 Apr v Spurs (H)