After a dire run of form in the Premier League, Arsenal secured a ship-steadying share of the spoils against Manchester City at the Emirates on Sunday.
Man City, hoping to leapfrog Liverpool into third place started superbly against a nervous Arsenal, who were cut open time and time again at the back.
The opening goal came after just five minutes, with in-form winger Leroy Sané latching on to a Kevin De Bruyne pass before rounding David Ospina and slotting home.
The visitors were dominant and could’ve increased their lead, only for De Bruyne to hit the frame of the goal.
However, Arsenal finally rallied and got themselves level when Theo Walcott scrambled home on 40 minutes after some poor City defending.
The Gunners would show their defensive brittleness soon after, with Sergio Aguero making it 2-1 just two minutes later.
Arsenal lost Laurent Koscielny to injury at half-time, with the Frenchman replaced by Gabriel.
Aguero then had a chance to increase the Citizens’ lead, only to fail to make the most of a headed chance, before Shkodran Mustafi rose superbly to head home a Mesut Ozil corner on 53 minutes.
There would be plenty more chances for Pep Guardiola’s side, with Aguero going close again.
Late on, City were furious after Nacho Monreal handled in the box, although the contact was accidental. Aguero would also cheekily trick the Spaniard into recreating the incident on camera at the final whistle.
Aguero tricks Monreal in to admitting the handball in front of the camera! 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/NHeQd18IDu
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The game would end all-square, a result that suits neither side, although Arsene Wenger will be the happier of the two bosses after a performance from his side which showed spirit, albeit mixed with a trademark frailty.
Man City stay fourth, one point behind Liverpool while the Gunners stay sixth, seven points off the top four.