Arsenal hold Manchester City to leave Liverpool with title advantage

It is fair to say that the bar was set low for Arsenal. On eight previous occasions in all competitions, they had visited this stadium to take on Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. On all eight they had lost. This was much better. It was not the statement victory they had craved, the one to really ignite dreams of a first Premier League title in 20 years.

But it was a result that kept them above the defending champions, with another game chalked off, the margins narrowing further in the race for the title. If Liverpool, watching from the other end of the East Lancs Road after their home win over Brighton, were the winners, then Arsenal could not grumble too much.

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