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Arsenal 2-2 Man city-Arsenal come back from behind to register draw with the citizens in entertaining clash

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It was an enthralling match at the Emirates stadium on Sunday as

Arsenal through goals from Theo Walcott and Mustafi pulled off a draw

with Pep Guardiola's Manchester City to give their top four ambitions

this season more credibility.



City started the match with Yaya Toure on the bench while Arsenal

opted to go with a pacy front three of Alexis Sanchez, Danny Welbeck

and Theo Walcott but it was not too long before chaos occurred in the

home team's defense.



Man City were given the perfect start five minutes into a game that

had speed and verve written all over it it as Kevin De Bruyne,

returning a Mustafi header with a first-time pass, sent Sane tunming

into the space where the Mustafi should have been. Sane then

skillfully rounded goalkeeper David Ospina and slotted the ball in

from a tight angle.



Arsene Wenger looked scared on the touchline and was hoping his

defenders willl remain alert but within two minutes, De Bruyne

weighted a 20-yard effort against the post and the goalkeeper quickly

saved David Silva's follow-up effort .



Arsenal were being bombarded left and right in the first 15minutes and

had to change their strategy, come on, they had too.



German international, Mesut Ozil had his close-range shot saved by Man

City goalkeeper Willy Caballero, and Alexis Sanchez, attacking through

the left and center curled another effort narrowly off target on the

half-hour.



Few minutes before the end of the first half, Walcott reacted quickest

to a header in the Man City the defense and got the better of Gael

Clichy , oh the hustle was real! Walcott forced in an equaliser- and

the referee permitted it despite calls from Guardiola's men for a

possible infringement or offside.

Arsenal 1-1 Man City



Man city refused to give up. De Bruyne hit the upright post again, and

Silva smartly passed to Aguero to finish superbly from the right of

the penalty area.



Half time Arsenal 1-2 Man city The second half started and Yaya Toure

was introduced for Raheem Sterling .



City became lackadaisical and 8 minutes after half-time conceded

another goal, as German international, Mustafi beat Nicolas Otamendi

to an Ozil corner and headed into the net.



Man City's intensity turned up different pitches and plateaus, but

Arsenal goalkeeper, Ospina, was a very busy man making saves from

Fernandinho and Aguero.



Alas, 11 minutes from full-time, Ozil missed a sitter after Otamendi

messed up an attempted backpass. Silva and substitute Alex Iwobi tried

their best but Arsene Wenger under immense pressure from his club's

fans and Pep Guardiola's hoping to convince the Citizens that he's the

man to lead the club into a glorious future, lived to fight another

day.



Full time - Arsenal 2-2 Man city
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