Owen, thought of as one of the sport's cleaner-cut figures, was upset by a challenge from Mikel Arteta shortly after he had been brought on in the 84th minute.
Tangling with the Spaniard on the ground, Owen threw a punch - although it was hardly one of the heaviest blows the sport has seen in recent times.
Having clashed with Arteta, Owen was then met by Jack Wilshere, and the pair squared up before the referee, Chris Foy, defused the situation.
Owen escaped without a caution, but as UK users can see in the video, he may have been lucky to avoid it.
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- Mikel Arteta
- Jack Wilshere