Arsenal v Manchester City, 02 April 2017

Score2-2
RefereeAndre Marriner
CompetitionPremier League
VenueEmirates Stadium
Attendance60,001
Kick-off: 4.00pm The last eight Premier League meetings had now produced 31 goals (an average of almost four goals per game).

Goals:

Theo Walcott 40 G
Shkodran Mustafi 53 G

Goals:

Leroy Sané 5 G
Sergio Agüero 42 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David Ospina
Defender Héctor Bellerin
Defender Nacho Monreal
Defender Shkodran Mustafi
Midfielder Francis Coquelin
Midfielder Mesut Özil
Midfielder Granit Xhaka
Midfielder/Forward Alexis Sánchez
Midfielder/Forward Theo Walcott
Forward Danny Welbeck

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Willy Caballero
Defender John Stones
Defender/Midfielder Fernandinho
Defender/Left back Gaël Clichy
Midfielder David Silva
Midfielder Jesús Navas
Midfielder/Forward Kevin De Bruyne
Midfielder/Forward Leroy Sané
Midfielder/Forward Raheem Sterling
Forward Sergio Agüero

Substitutions:

Gabriel Paulista for Laurent Koscielny 46
Olivier Giroud for Theo Walcott 68
Alex Iwobi for Danny Welbeck 77

Substitutions:

Yaya Touré for Raheem Sterling 46
Pablo Zabaleta for David Silva 89

Cards:

Francis Coquelin 15 Y
Granit Xhaka 32 Y
Shkodran Mustafi 61 Y

Cards:

Jesús Navas 8 Y
Fernandinho 47 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez
Defender/Midfielder Kieran Gibbs
Midfielder Mohamed Elneny
Midfielder/Forward Alex Iwobi
Midfielder/Forward Ainsley Maitland-Niles
Forward Olivier Giroud

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo
Defender Pablo Zabaleta
Defender/Centre back Vincent Kompany
Midfielder Fabian Delph
Midfielder Yaya Touré
Forward Nolito

Comments:

League position: 6th After 28 games, Arsenal had now won the same number of points (51) so far in this Premier League season as they had at the same stage in the previous season (2015-16). The Gunners had now won only one of their last 37 Premier League games when they had been behind at half-time. They had now won only one of their nine Premier League games against other top seven teams so far in this season (lost five). Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said: "We are in a tough battle for the top four. I am professional and I have shown great loyalty in the past. I love this club, I don't know how long I will be here, I am clear in my head, that's the most important thing. The decision will be soon."

Comments:

League position: 4th This was Manchester City's 100th away draw in the Premier League. They had now drawn three consecutive Premier League games for the first time since November 2009. Sergio Agüero made his 150th start in the Premier League in this game (108 goals). He had now scored six goals in his last five Premier League starts in London. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said: "We didn't play in the first-half, after the goal we forgot to play, the desire went. In the second-half we played more. We suffered a lot in the first-half because we did not make those passes together."