Arsenal leapfrogged Tottenham Hotspurs, and moved into fifth place following
their shock 2-0 win over champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on
Santi Cazorla scored the first goal for the Gunners when he put away a 24th
minute penalty following a foul in the box by Vincent Kompany on Nacho
The Champions managed to keep the score at 1-0 in a tepid first half that saw
them make no attempt on Arsenal goal.
Then, the home side came out with all guns blazing in the second half, but saw
their multiplied efforts rebuffed by an unusually resolute Arsenal defence.
Then, the Gunners secured closure when Olivier Giroud ran onto a pin-point
Cazorla free kick to score the second with the City defence caught flat footed.
Arsene Wenger then confirmed the new Arsenal philosophy of ‘holding what you
have’, by sending on Kieran Gibbs and Mathieu Flamini for the final 10 minutes,
as Man City threatened.