Strikes from Walcott and Mustafi earned Arsenal a point against their bitter rivals Manchester City during a premier league match played at the Emirates Stadium. Twice, Arsenal came from behind to salvage at least a point and keep up the race for the top four in England’s top league. Goals from Sane in the fifth minute and Aguero in the 42nd minute had twice put man City ahead but later goals from Arsenal settled the score at 2-2. The score leaves Arsenal at sixth position in the league, seven points away from the fourth place. In contrast, Manchester City maintained their fourth position at 58 points, five ahead of city rivals Manchester United.
The match played on Sunday, 2nd April, 2017 was a big test for Arsenal after losing their last three matches. In the pre-match press briefing, Arsenal’s coach, Wenger had exuded confidence in his team and vowed not to retire claiming that “retirement is dying”. It further presented Manchester City with a chance to mount pressure on the league leaders, Chelsea who had dropped points at home to Crystal Palace. Despite the setback, Chelsea remains top of the league with 69 points, 7 more than second placed Tottenham Hotspurs. The results of the match capped an entertaining evening in which either team had an opportunity to win the game with numerous saves in the last minutes of the game ensuring a draw. Perhaps Arsenal will be the most contented after scoring two goals despite having lost three of their previous matches.
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