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City v Arsenal (League) – Sun 23 Sep [1v1 draw]

A third draw for City in five games, not a great start in defense of our Premier League title, especially as Chelsea are off to a flyer and United are picking up points with refereeing decisions helping them on their way. Arsenal have looked impressive this season, Bould has came and as a defensive coach and gave them the steel and organization at the back that they have lacked in recent seasons.

We headed down on the 4:40 Megabus, took in the Mancheatser United v Liverpool game where United were gifted a penaly and a man sent off again.
I think this made the city fans flat as it is the quietest we have been at the Etihad for some time.
The arsenal fans however were in great voice and never shut up the whole match, perhaps the singing section were waiting for something to cheer  about.
This game was always going to be won or lost in midfield and Arsenal domiated this area of the pitch limiting City to few chances all match. Despite this the champions took the lead thanks to a first half header from Joleon Lescott, he really looked to enjoy thsi goal and teh players surrounded him to celebrate.

Some poor defensive play from City when we shoudl have just cleared the ball let Laurent Koscielny grab a late goal. To be fair arsenal were probably worthy of a point and it maintains the unbeaten run for both sides.

I can see Arsenal being strong this season and we will need to make sure that we are up for it in the return fixture!

Villa v City (League) 12 February [0v1 win]

City v Spurs (League) 22 January [3v2 win]