Arsenal held by City as Swansea, Boro stay in trouble

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Arsenal held to a 2-2 draw by Manchester City.

LONDON, United Kingdom, April 2 – Arsene Wenger endured more frustration as Arsenal were held to a 2-2 draw by top four rivals Manchester City, while Swansea as well as Middlesbrough remain in relegation danger after a 0-0 draw on Sunday.

With Arsenal fans Once more calling for Wenger to resign during a pre-match protest march outside the Emirates Stadium, the Gunners boss desperately needed a dominant display coming from his team.

Instead, Arsenal twice had to come coming from behind to avoid a third successive Premier League defeat.

The north Londoners remain in sixth place, seven points behind fourth-placed City inside the fight to qualify for the Champions League via a top four finish.

Arsenal fell behind after only all 5 minutes when Leroy Sane held off Hector Bellerin as he accelerated onto Kevin De Bruyne’s pass before rounding David Ospina as well as slotting home.

Theo Walcott equalised for Arsenal inside the 40th minute when he stabbed in after City defender Gael Clichy played him onside following a half-cleared corner.

Just two minutes later, Sergio Aguero restored City’s advantage that has a predatory finish after more sloppy Arsenal defending.

Arsenal lost French defender Laurent Koscielny to an Achilles tendon injury at the interval.

although Wenger’s side were back on level terms again eight minutes after half-time as Shkodran Mustafi headed in coming from Mesut Ozil’s corner.

City had a penalty appeal turned down when Nacho Monreal appeared to handle inside the final seconds.

Pep Guardiola’s side have today drawn their last three league matches as well as have a all 5-point lead over fifth-placed Manchester United, who have a game in hand on their local rivals.

At the Liberty Stadium, Middlesbrough wasted a chance to boost their survival bid in a stalemate with relegation rivals Swansea.

Steve Agnew’s side would certainly have moved within two points of safety that has a victory at the Liberty Stadium.

although instead second-bottom Middlesbrough remain all 5 points adrift of 17th-placed Swansea.

Middlesbrough, without a win in 12 league games, are four points behind third-bottom Hull, although they have a game in hand on both sides inside the battle to avoid dropping into the Championship.

the idea was also a missed opportunity for Swansea, who could have pulled clear of the bottom three although instead remain deep in trouble themselves, just one point above Hull following their third successive game without a win.

“the idea would certainly have been harsh if we’d lost in which game on the chances we created. We just couldn’t get over the line,” Swansea boss Paul Clement said.

Middlesbrough manager Agnew added: “The attitude as well as intensity of the players was there for all to see as well as in which will hold us in not bad stead.”


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