Arsenal v Manchester City in pictures

The men who mattered! The troika of Mesut Ozil, Theo Walcott (Centre) and Olivier Giroud were instrumental in Arsenal's crucial 2-1 victory, at the Emirates, over Manchester City. The result cuts Leicetser's lead to only two points, with City now four points behind second-placed Arsenal. Photo: REUTERS
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The homeside broke the deadlock in the 33rd minute. Walcott, from just outside the box, curled home a beauty, which was provided by Arsenal's creator-in-chief Ozil. Photo: AP
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Manchester City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart's dive was in vain as the ball reached the back of the net. Photo: REUTERS
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Just on the stroke of half time, Olivier Giroud (centre) was teed up by that man Ozil, yet again, and drilled a low shot between Hart's legs to double the lead for the home side. This was the Frenchman's 12th goal in 14 games. Photo: REUTERS
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Raheem Sterling (Left), Manchester City's GBP 49 million summer, was brought on at half time but couldn't crack open the solid defensive pairing of Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker. Photo: REUTERS
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Aguero looked off the pace on his return from a heel injury and was subbed off in the 63rd minute. Photo: Getty Images
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Kevin de Bruyne (right) had a few chances but couldn't breach Petr Cech's goal. Photo: REUTERS
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Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure (right) was unable to dictate terms from the middle. However, he pulled one back for the visitors. Photo: AP
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Toure reduced the arrears eight minutes from time with a goal of breathtaking nonchalance, ambling onto Bacary Sagna’s pass and placing a left-foot shot into the left-hand corner as easily as if he was picking up a pen. Photo: REUTERS
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The game ended 2-1 for Arsenal and with the result, are only two points off the top of the league. Walcott and Mertasacker (right) celebrate after the final whistle. Photo: REUTERS
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