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.