Arsenal held 2-2 by Man City as Wenger's troubles persist

William Carvalho

"But he said to me in England in that kind of situation there's no whistles".

But this City team always give opponents a chance, though, and so it proved again here.

But Mustafi's header means Pep Guardiola's men remain fourth, seven points clear of Arsenal having played a game more.

The Nigerian who has played in 24 league games this season, lamented that the Gunners had to share the spoils after his inability to increase his league goal tally to four.

Arsenal did draw level again eight minutes into the second half.

"It is a new way", Clichy explained.

"We were twice down and the second (goal) came at the worst moment in a football game - just before half-time".

Unfortunately for the German playmaker, his reputation as a player not so keen on putting his body on the line stretches back much further than just Sunday.

"Once you have this I believe the team will be stronger". I think Pep Guardiola has said to be in the top four is a trophy because in England it is so hard.

"[Against Arsenal] they had chances, we had chances".

"But they never did that and they have drifted and that's why I think they will miss out on the Champions League this year".

Guardiola was critical of his Citizens side though, as they twice went ahead and were pegged back by Arsene Wenger's side. "Looking at Chelsea, with the manager and players that they have, you feel that they will answer those questions". But we could have had the three points even. They haven't been good enough defensively for years and that's been one of the reasons why they haven't potentially got closer to winning the league.

"Mathematically a draw is not the best solution for both teams but it is a point which will help us". "I don't know. We are in a tough battle". And you can not only think about the past because it is also about the present.

They can prove that on Wednesday by claiming the type of win that could genuinely transform the title race, and the entire season.

City were prevented from reclaiming third place from Liverpool and eating into Chelsea s advantage following the leaders shock 2-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace.

"This is a big test and a big game for us against one of the best teams in the Premier League", he told the club website.

"Of course everybody can lose games and the aim for us is to win game after game and get the points on board".



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