Gunner almost become the first team to beat the host at etihad. We are dominating in first half where gervinho and podolski blundered chances to lead. Then came city goal despite gunner creating 8-man wall against the corner shoot, instead of 1-to-1 marking. (update: now i know it is called zonal marking. and gunner is under fire for conceding goal to mancity. well any system could work for or against you. podolski and mannonne could have done better. but numbers show that it could work for gunner, having the least goal conceded so far – 2 goals – and we are playing at toughest grounds at stadium of light, anfield and etihad)
The second half was more balanced with City having more goals opportunities. Gervinho wasted more chances, cazorla also miss. The first game player koscielny didn’t disappoint as he converted a deflected header from lescott to strike the ball thru city defenders into the top right corner of the post.
Overall it was a very good team play by gunner. We can see that confidence is building up and we have been resilient against the incumbent champion in the away game. Disappointed that gunner didn’t win. at least gunner is the first team to take away a point from etihad.