Arsenal kept their slim hopes of making it to the top-four alive by playing out an entertaining 2-2 stalemate against Manchester City at home.

With pressure piling on Arsene Wenger after a poor runs of games in last few months, the Gunners needed to start strongly against Pep Guardiola’s men. However, it was the visitors who began brightly and took the lead after only five minutes when Leroy Sane found the back of the net from a Kevin De Bruyne pass. City nearly doubled their lead inside ten minutes but De Bruyne’s effort from the edge of the box hit the post before David Ospina made a good stop to deny David Silva from the rebound.

The home team slowly began to control the possession but they were finding it tough to build any dangerous attack from it. But Theo Walcott hit the equaliser with five minutes remaining in the first half. However, the parity lasted for only a couple of minutes as Sergio Aguero capitalised on a defensive error from the home team to restore City’s one-goal lead.

The visitors began the second-half in dominant fashion too and could have given themselves a 3-1 cushion soon but an unmarked Aguero sent his headed effort wide of the post. City ha to pay for that missed chance when Arsenal levelled for a second time after 53 minutes when Shkodran Mustafi was left alone in the area to head an Mesut Ozil corner.

As the game progressed, both the teams were looking to settle for a point. But City went the closest to take away all the three points as Aguero headed wide on the 90 minute mark. City also appealed strongly for a late penalty when they felt Nacho Monreal had handled inside the area under pressure from Navas but the referee waved those requests away and the game ended on 2-2.

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