England international striker Harry Kane put visitors Tottenham in the lead just past the half-hour mark when he broke clear and slotted in.
Arsenal stepped up their game in the second halfand rescued a point from the Premier League encounter.
Germany international attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil provided a deep cross for substitute Kieran Gibbs to bundle past Hugo Loris in the 77th minute.
Former Arsenal striker Wright was following the match, and he was delighted with the way Arsene Wenger’s side staged a comeback in the second 45 minutes.
Great comeback from the boys!!! Not a win but NORTH LONDON IS STILL RED https://t.co/UPmA1WaG30— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) November 8, 2015
Before the match, Wright claimed on Twitter that he was afraid of Mousa Dembele, suggesting that he thought that the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder would be a key player.
We've gotta try and dominate that midfield ! Not gonna be easy. Dembele frightens me.— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) November 8, 2015
As Wright feared, Dembele did play well in the North London derby. The Belgium international was a force in midfield, and was brilliant both on and off the ball.
The former Fulham star took one shot, had a pass accuracy of 88%, created one chance, put in one cross, attempted five dribbles, won 57% of the tackles and 40% of the headers, and made two interceptions and one block.