Arsenal Vs. Manchester City, 2012 Premier League: Mikel Arteta Gives Arsenal Lead

Seven minutes to go and here comes Carlos Tevez. Both teams are tired now and Mario Balotelli's starting to make a positive impact, running hard down the right wing and winning a dangerous free kick and then a corner, but the real story is Sergio Aguero's withdrawal in favour of his compatriot. If Tevez scores here, that would be pretty amusing. And undeserved, too - Arsenal have been the better side for the majority of this game and they certainly don't deserve to lose here.

And it doesn't look like they will! A David Pizarro error leads to Mikel Arteta racing onto the ball 30 yards from goal, and the midfielder takes two touches before hitting a brilliant shot past Joe Hart and into the bottom corner. That's been coming, and it was class. Wow. 1-0 Arsenal with barely any time to go.

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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