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Manchester City v Arsenal - As it happened

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Manchester City v Arsenal, Premier League, GW 25 - Official lineups. BESOCCER

Manchester City v Arsenal - As it happened

Join us for live coverage of this afternoon's Premier League encounter between Manchester City and Arsenal from the Etihad Stadium.

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FT: Manchester City 3-1 Arsenal! That's it for tonight's Premier League action as an Aguero hat-trick was enough to seal the three points for City. A Koscielny header put Arsenal on the scoreboard after 10 minutes but it wasn't enough to stop City.
Arsenal are resorting to lengthy punts up-field in the hope of producing something in the dying seconds of this match.
David Silva lays it off to Mahrez who will have a go but he can't find the target and the shot goes wide, as we enter three minutes of added time.
Substitution Man City - the crowd applauds Kevin de Bruyne as he makes way for Riyad Mahrez.
City will break with Sterling who goes it alone but his shot is blocked at the edge of the area.
Gabriel Jesus' first touch will be a shot on target, gathered safely by Leno who has produced countless vital saves this half!
Lacazette struggles through two challenges to produce a shot that ends up going wide.
Substitution Man City - Gabriel Jesus comes on for Sergio Aguero as the crowd applauds his efforts to give City a comfortable lead.
Substition Arsenal - that will be the end of Mustafi's evening as he makes way for Mavropanos.
Mustafi makes his way to the touchline to receive treatment.
Aguero brings the free kick down and launches the ball towards goal with the outside of his boot. Leno dives to save at full stretch!
As Ramsey and Aguero battle for the ball in the corner, the referee awards City a free kick.
Aguero and Torreira clash as both are left feeling the sting from that one!
A double substitution for Arsenal as Alex Iwobi makes way for Aaron Ramsey and Kolasinac comes off for new signing Denis Suarez to make his debut for the Gunners!
Gundogan goes down in the box and receives a yellow card for diving!
GOAAAAALLL MAN CITY!!! Sterling will take the assist as Aguero scores again for a hat-trick! The ball dribbles over the line as Leno attempts to prevent it from going in.
Sterling feeds it through to de Bruyne whose shot lands safely in the hands of Leno. City have been relentless so far in this second half!
Leno fails to gather de Bruyne's shot and rebounds to Walker who is offside.
A ball over the top finds David Silva but he fluffs the shot with his left foot and Leno can let it go for a goal kick.
Koscielny brings Aguero down for a City free kick.
Sterling lines up Bernardo Silva whose shot soars skyward.
The players make their way back onto the pitch for the second half!
HT: Manchester City 2-1 Arsenal! And that's it for the first half of football at the Etihad. Aguero opened the scoring before Koscielny equalised for Arsenal. On the stroke of half-time, the Argentinian made it two for City. Stay tuned for what looks to be a thrilling second half!
CHANCE CITY - Kevin de Bruyne fires a fabulous ball across the face of goal but nobody is there to tap it in as we enter the first of two added minutes.
GOAAAAALLL MAN CITY!!! Aguero taps in a tantalising Sterling cross as City go 2-1 up just before the break.
De Bruyne brings Lacazette down in midfield and Arsenal have a chance to reset with a free kick.
Lacazette puts a teasing ball through the middle but Ederson comes out of his box to clear.
Having said that, the ball is driven down the left hand side for Kolasinac to have a shot but it will hit the side netting for a goal kick.
It's been all City's possession so far! Arsenal's defence need to be switched on!
Bernardo Silva fires a shot across the box but it's cleared for a corner!
After a flurry of action in the box, Otamendi will smash the ball goalwards but Leno gathers.
Aguero brings the ball down beautifully in the box but is deemed off-side.
GOALLLLL ARSENAL!! Action up at the other end as Laurent Koscielny makes a fabulous return from injury with a low header from a corner!
GOAL DISALLOWED for City! De Bruyne will take a free kick but Laporte is well off-side.
Sterling will have a go from outside the box and Leno does well to palm away!
Bernardo Silva dribbles into the box and crosses but Koscielny clears for a corner.
City shout for a penalty as Aguero is brought down in the box but referee says no!
GOAAAAAALLLLL CITY!!! Less than a minute on the clock and City draw first blood with an Aguero header!
And we're off! Arsenal will get us underway!
Both teams make their onto the pitch in front of a packed out stadium! Not long now!
Man City players are heading back into the dressing room after their pre-match warm-up! Only minutes to go until we're underway!
The reigning champions are feeling confident! Can Arsenal upset the Blues on their visit to Manchester?
Arsenal have arrived at the Etihad! All smiles for Unai Emery so far!
Welcome to live coverage of this afternoon's Premier League clash of giants between Manchester City and Arsenal! Stay tuned for team news...
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