Two PL games, two draws but they couldn’t have been further apart in terms of excitement.
Earlier on Sunday Middlesbrough grabbed a point at Swansea City in an uninspiring goalless draw and could have had an unlikely winner but Rudy Gestede put a towering header inches wide of the post deep into injury time.
Swansea had the best of the chances with Leroy Fer and Jonas Olsson looking dangerous but their best chance was a Gyfli Sigurdsson free kick which was deflected wide via Adam Forshaw’s forearm late on although it would have been the harshest possible penalty had it been awarded.
The point leaves Swansea one point clear of Hull City and five clear of Middlesbrough although the Teessiders have a game in hand.
A pulsating match at the Emirates ended 2-2 with the momentum swinging from end to end. City took the lead in the fifth minute as Leroy Sane sprinted clear of a static Arsenal defence to round Osipina and put City in front.
They held the lead for over half an hour before Theo Walcott beat the offside flag to bundle home the equaliser from a corner after Gael Clichy fell asleep and played the Arsenal forward onside.
The stalemate lasted two minutes before an unmarked Sergio Aguiero capitalised on some kamikaze Arsenal defending to restore the lead three minutes before the break.
Arsenal fans must have feared the worst as Laurent Koscielny went off injured at the break replaced by Gabriel but City’s defence repaid the favour as they stood and watched Mustafi firmly head home the equalizer from Ozil’s cross.
Both teams will be happy with a point in the circumstances as Arsenal remain in sixth place two points behind Manchester United and seven behind City in fourth who are 11 behind leaders Chelsea with a trip to Stamford Bridge looming next.