Arsenal Vs. Manchester City, 2012 Premier League: City Starting To Come Into Game

It's a genuine spell of Manchester City pressure! That makes things a little more interesting. From a corner, Mario Balotelli has a free shot and sees his effort cleared off the line, and then the visitors manage to hold possession deep in Arsenal territory only to lose it on a Sergio Aguero offside. I guess that was less interesting than previously hoped. A few minutes later, a similar attack is thwarted by a handball in Wojciech Szczesny's box by Pablo Zabaleta, who really let himself down after a lovely run to get behind the defence.

Anyway, it's a bit more even now, which presumably means someone will score soon. Or have some sort of chance. Please? It'd be fun! Manchester City try to oblige me when Balotelli wins a corner off the leg of Laurent Koscielny, but Joleon Lescott can only fire a header wide, possibly thanks to Bacary Sagna attempting to divest him of his shirt during the attempted jump. 0-0, 31 minutes in.

For live updates throughout the match, check out our Premier League storystream. For more on the two clubs, visit SB Nation Arsenal blog The Short Fuse and Manchester City blog Bitter And Blue.

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