Arsenal inches closer to top of EPL table

Arsenal inches closer to top of EPL table

Theo Walcott scored a brilliant opening goal as Arsenal established itself as the number one challenger to Premier League leaders Leicester City by overcoming Manchester City 2-1 on Tuesday (AEDT).

Walcott curled home a beauty in the 33rd minute before Mesut Ozil teed up Olivier Giroud to score his 12th goal in 14 games in first-half stoppage time, with Yaya Toure’s classy reply coming too late for City.

Victory took Arsene Wenger’s side to within two points of Leicester, leaving City four points further back in third place after a third defeat in five league games and fifth of the campaign in total.

Though Alexis Sanchez missed out again for Arsenal due to a hamstring injury, there was much to celebrate for the home side, including the impressive Ozil taking his tally of assists for the season to 15. Read more

 

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