Arsenal Vs. Manchester City, 2012 Premier League: Midfield Battle As Half Winds Down

Well there's Mario Balotelli's card. It's not red, though - the striker sees yellow for a studs-up challenge on Bacary Sagna which comes following some good work and then some very bad work by Sergio Aguero at the edge of the box. That yellow's actually a borderline red, and one can only wonder just how long he'll be suspended for after this match. Possibly forever, considering his history.

Anyway, the game's being played mostly in the midfield at the moment. Attempts to push the ball forward are just resulting in goalkeeper claims or offsides, although Tomas Rosicky is attempting to fix all that with a clever flick to start an attack that's ultimately ended by Theo Walcott being incompetent, so we're back to square one. The half's winding down and it's still 0-0. We'll get three minutes of stoppage time. Ok then.

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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