Manchester City top of the table after a 3-1 win over Arsenal

Manchester City are on top of the premier league table after a 3-1 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates stadium.

Takehiro Tomiyasu’s poor back pass allowed Kevin de Bruyne to lift over Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale after 24 minutes.

But Arsenal deservedly drew level three minutes before half-time, Bukayo Saka scoring from the spot after City goalkeeper Ederson controversially fouled Eddie Nketiah.

Jack Grealish clean finish allowed City back in front and Erling Haaland rounded off the win after a defensive lapse from Gabriel . The two are level on points at 51 but Arsenal has a game in hand .

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta however thinks his side still has a chance to lift the title for the first time since 2004.

“They still have the belief, I can sense it. They feel they can do it,” Arteta said.

After beating Manchester United on 22 January, Arsenal were five points clear with a game in hand, but have taken just one point from nine since.

The gunners next face Aston Villa at Villa park who are being managed by their former boss Unai Emery. A win will propel them back on top before City plays Nottingham Forest later in the evening.

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