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Arsenal see-off Manchester City in extra-time 0

Posted on April 23, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal are through to the FA Cup final after a 2-1 extra-time victory over Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.

City offered the first threat on goal on three minutes, as Kevin de Bruyne dragged an effort wide of goal from distance. There was then a period of the two teams feeling each other out and the Gunners had their first attempt of the game just prior to the quarter of an hour mark.

Olivier Giroud’s header from inside the area was straight at Claudio Bravo. City went up the other end and Petr Cech was forced into tipping a David Silva header wide of goal.

Should Arsenal consider move for Yaya Toure? 0

Posted on March 30, 2016 by David Nugent

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is set to leave the club this summer with arrival of former-Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola the trigger. According to various newspaper reports Arsenal could target the midfielder in the summer.

Former-England international Stuart Pearce even suggested that Toure would be a good signing for the Gunners. It would seem a strange move by the Gunners though, as he would be a very un-Wenger like signing.

The veteran French boss likes to pick-up players on the cheap and attempt to mould them into decent first team players. The tactic has not always worked, but he keeps trying.

Yaya Toure highly unlikely to be a genuine Arsenal target 0

Posted on March 30, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Various reports are suggesting Arsenal are sounding out about the availability of Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, who looks destined to exit the Etihad Stadium in the summer. But given his advancing age, large wages and lack of work rate on the pitch, is Arsene Wenger really considering signing him?

Toure hasn’t been at his best for City this season, despite scoring and creating a respectable 11 goals in 26 Premier League appearances, and he’s been criticised for a series of questionable performances throughout the campaign that have led to City falling considerably short in the title-race. The impending appointment of Pep Guardiola is expected to see Toure deemed surplus too.

Gunners secure valuable victory over Manchester City 0

Posted on December 21, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal claimed a vital 2-1 victory over title rivals Manchester City on Monday night, with Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud grabbing the goals.

The first attempt on goal arrived on nine minutes. Manchester City playmaker David Silva fired well wide of goal. City midfielder Fernandinho missed the target just a minute later.

Theo Walcott toe-poked into the side-netting on 19 minutes, after Mesut Ozil’s cross took the deflection off a City defender and into the path of the winger. The Citizens threatened again on 22 minutes, as Kevin De Bruyne’s low effort on goal was parried wide of goal by Petr Cech.

Manchester City vs. Arsenal Premier League preview 0

Posted on January 17, 2015 by David Nugent

Reigning champions Manchester City hosts Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday in one of the games of the weekend.

The home side are in pretty good form in recent weeks, winning four out of their last six games in all competitions and drawing two. The Citizens drew 1-1 at Everton last time out and are now two points behind league leaders Chelsea.

Manuel Pellegrini have a very good record on home soil, having won six out of their last seven Premier League games at the Etihad Stadium. The only game City did not win was a 2-2 draw with battling Burnley.

Manchester City defeat Arsenal in extraordinary encounter 2

Posted on December 14, 2013 by David Nugent

Manchester City defeated title rivals Arsenal 6-3 in an incredible encounter in the early kick-off at the Etihad Stadium.

The home side started on the front foot as Vincent Kompany failed to connect properly with David Silva’s cross on two minutes. On seven minutes Pablo Zabaleta’s cross was cleared away from danger by the Arsenal defence.

The visitors offered their first real threat on 11 minutes, as Theo Walcott attempted to get behind the City defence, only for City keeper Costel Pantilimon to come out and clear the ball. A minute later and the Gunners were again attacking.

Manchester City vs. Arsenal: Premier League preview 0

Posted on December 13, 2013 by David Nugent

Arsenal will put their Premier League title credentials to the test when they visit rivals Manchester City in the early kick-off on Saturday. The Gunners head into the game with a five point lead at the top of the Premier League table.

The home side are in fourth place in the table, six points behind the Gunners. However, a win would put the Citizens within touching distance of the men from north London, so the result is a vital one at the top of the Premier League table.

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