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Summary

  1. Arsenal twice hit back to earn draw
  2. Mustafi heads in second Arsenal equaliser from Ozil corner
  3. Aguero steers City back in front within 2 mins of Walcott goal
  4. Walcott beats the offside flag to bundle home the leveller
  5. Sane sprints clear to round Ospina and put City in front
  6. Koscielny forced off with an injury at half-time - Gabriel on

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By Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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Right, we're pretty much done here. Remember, there's a full set of Premier League fixtures in midweek, four games on Tuesday and six on Wednesday.

We'll be across every kick.

Bye for now.

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The Real AP: The disrespect that Wenger has by the fans is unbelievable. Arsenal would be nothing without Wenger. 

Our man Phil McNulty has been at the Emirates this afternoon. You can see what he made of it all right here.

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David Bates: Looks like St Totteringham's Day may be canned this year. Almost unheard of! 

It's all relative, Paul. I reckon some Stockport fans would happily swap with you.

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Fed up with whinging Premier league fans!! Plymouth Argyle fans 5 years of relegations, no money and rubbish football - but we still kept behind the team and now look forward to promotion. How we wish we had had Wenger in charge and 16 years of Champions League football.

Paul

'We know it is not good enough'

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Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck on Sky Sports: "We showed character but we have to look at how we conceded goals today.

"At this point of the season we know it is not good enough. We want to be further up the league and we have dropped two more points.

"Both teams want possession and have lots of attacking players, it was a good game for the neutrals. We wanted three points."

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Dave Payn: 'The decision will be soon'. Two weeks ago 'The decision has been made'. I feel Wenger's indecision filters down to the players.

'It was a missed opportunity'

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Manchester City

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho on Sky Sports: "We showed we came here to win the game. It was a missed opportunity.

"We tried to push on and press high but Arsenal started to play long balls which made it difficult for us. 

"The Premier League is still open, we have a tough game at Chelsea away and to be close to them we have to win that game."

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Kartik Venkat: How about Wenger's Barca beating Arsenal (again!) in the last 16 of the CL 2 seasons from now? Would love to see that. 

'We were ready for a fight'

Arsenal 2-2 Manchester City

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Sky Sports: "We started very nervously. We had a refusal to lose the game, we were ready for a fight.

"It was a strong performance on the mental front. Technically we can do better. 

"The test was mental. We had to come back after half-time and we got a point after a time that has been so stressful for us."

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Elixir Gautam: Arsene, announce you are leaving today. Players and fans will unite to support your legacy. If it doesn't we're going downward. 

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola on the penalty appeal late on:  "I know this referee because we have had him before but I don't want to discuss the penalty.

On facing Chelsea on Wednesday:  "We play against a team who is stable in what they do. We don't have too much time to prepare but we go back to Manchester now and recover and then come back to London."

'They were better in the second half'

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Manchester City

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola: "They were better in the second half, but it's OK, time to improve.

"We didn't play in the first half, after the goal we forgot to play, the desire went. In the second half we played more. We suffered a lot in the first half because we did not make those passes together.  

On playing Jesus Navas at right-back: "I want to congratulate Jesus Navas who was excellent against one of the best players in the world in Alexis Sanchez.

"I played him because Bacary Sagna was injured and Pablo Zabaleta were not ready and Jesus always deserves the best because he is an excellent guy and I was so happy with him."

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If Wenger does leave Arsenal, and keeps his promise to remain in management, how strange would it be to see him charge of another club? Would there be any circumstances where he would manage against Arsenal?

It would be like when Queen reformed with Adam Lambert as frontman.

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'Retirement a frightening prospect'

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Ian Wright

Former Arsenal striker on 606

I cannot see the Arsene Wenger I know not being in football. 

If he did retire, what would he do and that might be a frightening prospect for him. 

It's like when a player retires - yes, you get to spend more time with the family and do things you have never been allowed to do like go skiing or things like that, but it can be a very scary place because your whole life was football. 

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Weenson Oo:  Wenger's comment on retirement indicative of one fearing the prospect of retirement. Meantime, Arsenal suffers. 

'Tough battle for top four'

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More from Arsene Wenger: "You could see that the players were down after it went to 2-1 but they gave everything to come back. The draw is the least we needed today. Psychologically it was important not to lose.

"Koscielny has an Achilles injury, I don't know how long he will be out for. 

"We are in a tough battle for the top four. I am professional and I have shown great loyalty in the past. I love this club, I don't know how long I will be here, I am clear in my head, that's the most important thing. The decision will be soon."

'I love this club'

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: "We were nervous and surprised by their start. I feared that we could start with the handbrake on because of the pressure we are under.

"We were not completely at our best because of the pressure but we showed mental strength and did not lie down. Mathematically a draw is not the best solution for both teams but it is a point which will help us."

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Don't forget that the conversation has begun on BBC Radio 5 live and you can get your calls into 606 right now.

Call 0500 909 693 if you want to have your say.

'The fans are making their voices heard'

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Ian Wright

Former Arsenal striker on 606

"The fans will be the ones who ultimately decide Arsene Wenger's fate."

Those are the words of an Arsenal board member. That is exactly what the fans are doing. They are making their voices heard. 

If a new manager was to come in now though, it needs to be someone who will instantly make the fans think "yes - we have the right man for the job". 

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51 - Arsenal have won the same number of points after 28 games this season as they did in 2015/16, with the same record (W15 D6 L7). Level.

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Nick UTA: Arsenal fans saying that result isn't good enough are kidding themselves. After March, a draw against City is a good result.

Yullaw: Pep Fraudiola this is the Premier League - the best league in the world! Your shortcomings are brutally exposed to the world 

'City didn't seem to want to win'

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Ian Wright

Former Arsenal striker on 606

It was vitally important for Arsenal to get something out of that game with the situation they are currently in. 

In terms of the league, a point isn't particularly great for either team. 

It was up to Manchester City if they wanted to win this game but they didn't seem want to enough, throwing away a lead twice. 

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Watched this in a pub in London and several guys in front of me were laughing every time Wenger appeared on screen. So sad. Nobody was laughing when he arrived in the Premier League and set the bar for other managers at a whole new height. The only clubs who have 'consistently' challenged for the title since then are the two (City and Chelsea) who have had personal billions poured into them. Wenger's had a transfer pot to spend, but not the ability to compete on wages or the chance to re-invent his squad every two years. The man deserves so much more respect from a new generation of core fans who aren't old enough to remember Arsenal before 1997.

Ben

'Difficult to catch Chelsea'

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Manchester City forward Leroy Sane : "I am disappointed that we did not win, the other scores were good for us as Chelsea lost.

"It is very difficult to catch Chelsea, it was important that we won today. We only have one point and now on Wednesday we play them."

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Arsenal host West Ham on Wednesday, then have consecutive Monday trips to Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough. If their clash with Stoke on the penultimate weekend is moved for whatever reason, then the Gunners might not play another league game on a Saturday this season.

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Yanto: There was more fight in the stands than on the pitch - Victory Through Hamorny? Not while Wenger remains. 

'End of an era?'

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Martin Keown

Former Arsenal defender on BBC Radio 5 live

Are we at the end of an era?

I do think the players proved they were behind Wenger a bit more today and they gave everything for their team. 

But I think the Champions League is outside their grasp now. My gut feeling is it's going to be too much of a task for them - I hope they prove me wrong. 

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At the end of it all, Arsenal remain sixth, two points behind fifth-placed Manchester United and seven behind Manchester City in fourth. They have a game in hand on City.

City are 11 behind leaders Chelsea, with that trip to Stamford Bridge to come in midweek. 

'Arsenal will be the happier'

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Martin Keown

Former Arsenal defender on BBC Radio 5 live

Well that ended a little bit of a damp squib. It was a smashing start. You couldn't catch your breath in commentary. 

But in the second, Arsenal just didn't have the energy. 

Arsenal will be the happier of the two teams to come away with a point. They will be the more grateful. 

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There are a few afters. Sergio Aguero and Nacho Monreal discuss the 'handball', while Pep Guardiola has a word with the referee. It's Pep who looks the unhappier of the coaches, but his embrace with Wenger is genuine.

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FULL-TIME

Arsenal 2-2 Manchester City

All over. A breathless afternoon. You'd never use it as an example of how to defend, but the entertainment was top notch.

In the end, though, the draw doesn't really help either side.

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You've seen them give. He was falling over, but the arm was flapping. That might be all she wrote...

Arsenal 2-2 Manchester City

Handball? Did Nacho Monreal punch that? That looked very, very much like a hand in the box...

Arsenal 2-2 Manchester City

Cleared. City try to break, but are hauled back by a 'clever' foul. Wenger off the bench. Into the last minute.

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Three added on. Arsenal free-kick, just outside the City box...

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Martin Keown

Former Arsenal defender on BBC Radio 5 live

Arsenal have switched off - they are asleep! 

Arsenal 2-2 Manchester City

Arsenal claw. Anywhere will do. Jesus Navas finds space, but his left foot is only for standing on. The shot almost hits the corner flag.