Arsenal concede late equaliser against Manchester City

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Arsenal conceded a an 83rd minute against Manchester City as the spoils were shared in an absorbing encounter at the Emirates Stadium.

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City take the lead

Arsenal went 1-0 down from a first half Sergio Aguero strike but the Gunners fought to gain a 2-1 lead with second half goals from Jack Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez. However the reigning champions scored a late goal from Martin Demichelis to give the visitors an important point. 

The Gunners stared the game the brightest, putting pressure on the champions, and the hosts came close to scoring through new £16 million signing Danny Welbeck. David Silva played back a poor pass that found its way to Welbeck whose chipped effort clipped the inside of the post far post with Joe Hart beaten.

But Man City opened the scoring in the 28th minute through Aguero. The goal came from a City counter attack that saw Jesus Navas blast down the right-wing and the Spaniard picked out a running Aguero who poked the ball past Wojciech Szczesny to give City the lead.

Arsenal response

It took Arsenal until the 63rd minute to respond when English midfielder Wilshere broke forward having won the ball back in midfield. Aaron Ramsey slipped a pass back to Wilshere down the right side and the latter showed some good footwork to get past his marker before clipping a composed finish over Hart from a tight angle to equalise for the Gunners.

The hosts then completed the comeback in the 74th minute through Sanchez. Ramsey's initial cross was cleared to the edge of the box, and Wilshere looped a header back in towards Sanchez who volleyed the ball perfectly past Hart. It was a fine strike, and Arsenal were in the lead.

However things quickly turned sour for Arsenal as right-back Mathieu Debuchy was stretchered off in the 80th minute and replaced by Calum Chambers. Three minutes later Man City equalised through a headed goal from Demichelis.

Arsenal were left standing in the dark after a whipped corner and Demichelis was left unmarked to the ball past the keeper to equalise for Man City.

City could had sealed the game but the post twice came to Arsenal's rescue. First Alexander Kolorov crashed against the upright, before Edin Dzeko forced a save from Szczesny, with Samir Nasri on hand to finish it off, but to be flagged for offside.

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