Published on April 2nd, 2017 | by Daniel Cheeseman0
Report & Ratings: Arsenal 2-2 Man City – 02/04/17
Manchester City went ahead twice against Arsenal this afternoon but in the end settled for a draw at the Emirates Stadium
Arsenal had lost four out of their previous five Premier League games, and faced City against uncertainty surrounding manager Arsene Wenger’s future, with more protests staged before kick-off.
City started off brightly when Leroy Sane put the Blues ahead after only five minutes, running on to Kevin de Bruyne’s routine pass to round David Ospina and score.
Theo Walcott capped a spell of Arsenal pressure to scramble home an equaliser five minutes before the break – but they were on terms for only two minutes before Sergio Aguero’s powerful finish put City back in front.
Arsenal lost Laurent Koscielny to injury at half-time and it was his central defensive partner Shkodran Mustafi who rose above City’s defence from a corner to restore parity after 53 minutes.
Aguero missed two good chances for City and Pep Guardiola was furious that a late handball appeal against Nacho Monreal was ignored, leaving City in fourth and Arsenal in sixth place in the table.
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