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  • Arsenal 0-0 Manchester City: Out of title race

    Arsenal failed to achieve maximum results in their own cage now entertain Manchester City. Playing 0-0, the Gunners certainly out of title race.

    A draw with City continuing poor record of Arsenal, which made them fail to win in the last three games. In the previous two games, 'Warehouse Bullets' surprising defeat of Tottenham Hotspur and Wigan Athletic.

    Total points collected Robin van Persie is currently 72, closed to within seven points with Manchester United at the top of the standings following a 3-1 victory over Spurs a few hours ago. With only two matches left in the English Premier League, Arsenal certainly will not be able to catch the Red Devils.

    Failure to pick a victory well worth the chagrin of Citizens. Because the additional one point was enough to take them back to fourth position standings, the last place to get tickets next season's Champions League.

    Just closed to within one point with Spurs, protégé Roberto Mancini still have a chance to escape into the Champions League next season.

    The game

    At the Emirates Stadium on Saturday (24/04/2010), through Robin van Persie, Arsenal kicked off in the early minutes. Cut into the penalty box, Dutch footballer kicking it from a narrow angle blocked by Kolo Touré and produce the first corner kick.

    The Gunners dominated the mastery of the ball in the early minutes. But there's no chance of really ripe could created. Even so with the City, which after passing through the 15 minutes start to offset the ball Possession host.

    Samir Nasri a free kick in minute 19 was again not endanger the goal for the coming slowly and is still close to the reach of goalkeeper Shay Given. Pressure host Theo Walcott continues through kick from outside the penalty box, but the ball did not lead to the goal.

    A kick into the goal, the right target, eventually could be done through Nasri Arsenal player in 38 minutes. From inside the penalty box, kicking the French midfielder was countered Given without much difficulty.

    While the City's biggest chance came through Patrick Viera when he tried to penetrate into the penalty box chasing bait Craig Bellamy. But not yet had time to do much, Sol Campbell with a straightforward menekelnya.

    At the beginning of the second round, 'The Gunner' attempt to increase the tempo. But the new game really high and heated after Emmanuel Adebayor signed to replace Patrick Vieira at minute 52.

    One proof is the clash that occurred between Bellamy with Song ball following a scramble in the middle of the field. But until the game entered the second 65 minutes both teams were not able to create a clean shot to the goalpost.

    Arsenal's best chances throughout the game were just born in the 69th minute. Eboue hard kick and directed from outside the penalty box flopped forcing Given to skim the skin round away from the goalkeeper. Given even the rescue due to injury and had to be replaced backup goalkeeper, Gunnar Nielsen.

    In the 84th minute Van Persie tried to fool Nielsen poke the ball when he decided instead to open fire. But the round leather flying too high and too wide, which makes Nielsen just looked at.

    We attempt banged City Arsenal defense that relies on quick counter-attack was also fruitless, Van Persie back raises hope for Arsenal fans. Opened fire while making turning movements, the crowd blocked the kick in the face of goal player.

    There's no goal that is created until the time the referee added injury time completed. The scoreboard was still pointing figures 0-0.

    Team Line-up:
    Arsenal: Lukasz Fabianski, Mikael Silvestre, Sol Campbell, Gaël Clichy, Bacary Sagna, Abou Diaby, Alexandre Song Billong, Robin van Persie, Samir Nasri, Tomas Rosicky (Emmanuel Eboue '69), Theo Walcott (Nicklas Bendtner '69)

    Manchester City: Shay Given (Gunnar Nielsen '76), Vincent Kompany, Kolo Toure, Wayne Bridge (Micah Richards, '27), Pablo Zabaleta, Gareth Barry, Patrick Vieira (Emmanuel Adebayor '53), Nigel De Jong, Craig Bellamy, Adam Johnson, Carlos Tevez


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