Ivorian star, Yaya Toure scored a goal in the 82nd minute in Monday night’s EPL clash at the Emirates and while it gave Arsenal a scare, it was not enough to deny the Gunners maximum points as they held out for a vital 2-1 win.
First-half goals from Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud proved adequate as Arsenal closed the gap on Premier League leaders Leicester City to two points thanks after their crucial win over the visiting City side.
Monday’s outing for both teams was the final league game before Christmas and it started at a rather slow pace and neither side managed exert their will on their opponents.
Nonetheless Walcott broke the deadlock with what was his fourth of the season but that didn’t really change the tempo and flow of the contest as City continued to dominate proceedings.
But the Citzens found themselves two nil down on the stroke of half time when Giroud latched onto a through ball from man of the moment Mesut Ozil and rifled the ball through Hart’s legs