Arsene Wenger endured more frustration as Arsenal were held to a 2-2 draw by top four rivals Manchester City.
Manchester City began the game the better side as they went straight assaulting the Gunners right on time in the early minutes of the game. The Citizens demonstrated their goal as Leroy Sane puts the visitors ahead in the 5th minutes to stun their hosts. After the goal, City declined to relent with their spate of unremitting attacks, cutting into Arsenal’s midfield with relative ease for first 25th minutes.
Gunners took control of the game on the half mark. started to unendingly heap pressure on Guardiola’s men. Their venturesome play paid off when Theo Walcott gathered a pass from Mustafi to drew the Gunners level in the 40th minutes when they profited on City’s defensive errors.
Not long after Walcott’s goal, City battled back immediately and stunningly reestablished their lead with Sergio Aguero poking to the bottom corner in the 42nd minute to make it 2-1.
Koscielny was substituted for Gabriel on what seem like the France international picked up a knock in the first half and Man City excessively replace Raheem Sterling for Yaya Toure.
There was a nervy minute from Gabriel not long after he came in as he made a back pass to Ospina. City briskly pushed the Gunners for a couple of counter attacks however, the home side reacted promptly, and they levelled. Mesut Ozil swung a corner in and Mustafi rose high to capably pummeled in a header that went past the reach of City’s goalkeeper Caballero. to make it 2-2
The game was then balanced for a tempting completion. It turned into a counter-attack for counter attack affair as both teams continued surging forward looking for what could be the triumphant goal.
They both verged on scratching the winning goal, even as the start of the game turned out to be slower than the initial stages. There was a questionable minute in the additional time, Manchester City had a yell for what seems like a penalty appeal when the ball hits Nacho Monreal’s hand inside the box when he needed to clear a ball, but the official signalled play on.
Arsenal finished their consecutive misfortune and got a reasonable point which most likely won’t be sufficient to appease the irate fans.
However, the Citizen ought to be satisfied with the point since they got 4 points off the Gunners over the two legs, winning the first leg at the Etihad stadium and also share the spoils with Arsenal in Emirate.
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