All square between Arsenal, City


Visitors City got off to a flying start, Kevin De Bruyne’s delightful 35-metre pass sent Leroy Sane racing through on goal as the German netted the opener just five minutes in.

De Bruyne’s thunderous strike rattled off the woodwork four minutes later as the Citizens signalled their intent.

After finally settling after going a goal down, Arsenal levelled matters five minutes before the break, Theo Walcott controlling Shkodran Mustafi’s header back into the box before poking it home.

Yet the Gunners’ lead lasted all of two minutes and 11 seconds as Sergio Aguero found space on the right hand side of the box, drilling the ball home to regain the lead for his side.

Trailing 2-1 at the interval, Arsenal restored parity eight minutes into the second half as Mustafi rose highest from a corner to make it 2-2.

Aguero continued to be a menace for the Arsenal defence, heading a Jesus Navas delivery wide before later seeing his header loop tamely into David Ospina’s grateful hands.

City continued to threaten and looked the most likely to score, yet could not find another goal as full-time loomed, the final whistle leaving the teams on level terms and only a point happier.

The result leaves both sides unchanged on the standings: City remain fourth, 11 points behind leaders Chelsea, while Arsenal stay sixth, two points adrift of fifth-placed Manchester United.