Sep 23

Arsenal claim impressive point against Manchester City

A late Laurent Koscielny goal gave Arsenal a thoroughly deserved point against Premier League champions Manchester City.

The visiting Gunners side controlled large parts of the first half without being able to breach City’s net.

Ivorian forward Gervinho had a good chance in the 17th minute but his first touch let him down, while Lukas Podolski fired over the bar in the 25th minute following a cut back from full-back Carl Jenkinson.

However, despite all their pressure, Arsenal found themselves a goal behind at the break. David Silva swung in a corner which goalkeeper Vito Mannone flapped at, allowing centre-back Joleon Lescott the chance to head into the net, which he took.

Silva was again the creator early in the second half, but teammate Sergio Aguero was unable to convert his through pass inside the penalty area.

Arsenal were still the dominant force though and they almost levelled up proceedings in the 82nd minute, only for Joe Hart to turn Santi Cazorla’s rising effort just over the bar.

Nevertheless, from the resultant corner the away side did claim the equaliser. City failed to clear the lines and French defender Koscielny, a late replacement for the ill Thomas Vermaelen, reacted quickest to lift the ball into the roof of Hart’s net from eight yards out.

Watch Koscielny’s goal against Manchester City here

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11 Responses to “Arsenal claim impressive point against Manchester City”

  1. ne says:

    ngehehehehe…

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  2. Thazola says:

    KOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSY

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  3. Bilyaminu Tambuwal says:

    Yes, We deserved a point there, if not because of poor Gervinho, we would have scored three goals, Up Gunners!

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  4. gunnerstar says:

    The game was Arsenal’s to win BUT FOR GERVINHO’S STUPID STANDARD OF FOOTBALL.

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  5. wheellyems says:

    yes what a game… Perfect evening again frm me. My man of d match goes to machtasaker for his wonder stoppers all tru n d defence. It was just always a wow… Up gunners… Pls for gervinho pls wenger shuld knw he is a seasonal player and after evry 2 fyn play pls he shuld rest 4 d 3rd match pls i beg u pls

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  6. nugssy says:

    great result

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  7. Nahum says:

    Come on arsenal! great bloggg!

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  8. Podolski "A Great Gunner" says:

    Awesome Celebration Pic

    We would have won the match if irritataing Gervinho haven’t wasted time in thinking whom to pass or shoot…

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  9. gervinho shoud be defender says:

    gervinho is dissapiontfull , if he had scored. imagine the morale uproar for the gunners. its a 6-1 beating once again defintely.

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  10. Prof Steve says:

    With Santi n Arteta in our mid-field,who needs Song or Fab?!
    Per was too impressive in the.Aaron pulled some suprising strings too.Gervy needs to perfect his finishing moves.Keep on the brilliant work,Vito. GUNNERS 4 LIFE!

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