Manchester City was stunned by a ruthless Gunners who in front of the Home fans of Manchester City played a well compact and tiki taka football they are well known for. It was as though Manchester City as conceded the title race is over for them as they showed a lack luster in the first 45mins of a game heated with pace and power. Arsenal played like a wounded lion seeing the fact that a win should put them in a firm position for qualification for the Champions League next Season. Arsene Wenger was well pleased as He praised a "great unity, solidarity, togetherness and compactness in His team".
Goals from Santi Carzola and Oliver Giroud gave Arsenal a 2-0 win at the Etihad in contrast to last season's 6-3 loss. Carzola 30 who was incredibly fantastic created Oliver Giroud goal with a well floated free kick into the penalty box after He scored a penalty and completed 92% of His passes almost looking unstoppable anytime He is on the counter attack with the ball. Arsene Wenger 65 was noted as saying "We answered doubts over our defence and ability to beat top clubs away from home ". Continued as He told BBC Radio 5 live "I am well pleased because our defence has been questioned alot ".
The win lifted Arsenal to fifth in the table a point off the Champions League places, five points behind league leaders Chelsea, who they meet at Stamford Bridge on the 31 January. And Manuel Pelligrin has hinted that the match against Chelsea is crucial to them. He went further to dismissed the fact that the absence of Yaya Toure was the reason for their for them been able to keep up with the pace for the title.
It should be noted City has not won any of their four premier league games this season in the absence of Kolo Toure.