Three things we learnt from Arsenal’s epic win at Man City

Wow! What a game! Few would have predicted an Arsenal win against Manchester City, and the 2-0 scoreline the away team registered at the Etihad Stadium has had a major impact on the title race, the top four hunt and the perception of the Gunners as a team. So what have we taken from this momentous offering? Here are three things…

Arsenal have some backbone

Given Arsenal’s numerous collapses at the biggest venue last season, not too much was expected of the Gunners heading to the Etihad Stadium. But, Although City bossed possession, the Gunners pulled off a fine away performance in Manchester, soaking up the pressure, holding form and taking their chances.

Kompany is overrated…

Once upon a time Vincent Kompany was the best centre-back on the planet. Strong, commanding, fearless and unbeatable on his day, there was very little the Belgian couldn’t do. However, those days seem quite a way away now, with ‘Big Vinny’ struggling to find the form that made him so highly-rated. A clumsy challenge on Monreal gave away the first-half penalty, and prompted some Twitter ‘bantz’

The top four battle will be interesting

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Arsenal’s win means that all the major top four candidates picked up maximum points this weekend. Arsenal now sit above Spurs, West Ham and Liverpool, while Southampton and Manchester United occupy the coveted slots behind Chelsea and Man City. With all six in form, the battle could go to the wire…