MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 22: Robin Van Persie of Arsenal shields the ball from Robinho of Manchester City during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 22, 2008 in Manchester, England.
City - Arsenal meetings
This Sunday sees a pivotal game between Arsenal and Manchester City that has massive implications for both teams. A win for City may keep them in the title race; a win for Arsenal can solidify their grip on a Champions League slot. Here’s a quick look back at some of the best meetings between these two clubs in the modern era.
August 26, 2006 - City 1, Arsenal 0
Joey Barton led the Citizens past Arsenal for the first time in Premier League history — and for their first win since 1991. It would be a highlight of what was an otherwise grim year: City would flirt with the drop after losing ten of their final 14 matches.
November 22, 2008 - City 3, Arsenal 0
The headlines in London screamed: “Free-fall,” with reason. City beat Arsenal in a shocker that sent Wenger’s club into a tailspin of doubt. City had only won one game in five coming into the match but the Gunners could not overcome a very public falling out with defender William Gallas. Daniel Sturridge was among the names on the scoresheet but the maestro that day was Robinho.
September 12, 2009 - City 4, Arsenal 2
A glittering show that was stained by former Gunner Emmanuel Adebayor's ugly celebrations after scoring against his old club. His antics took the shine of what had been an impressive win and started a wave of ill-feeling between the two sides. Karmic retribution was swift: City would begin a slide, first losing to United and then winning only two of their subsequent ten games, resulting in Manager Hughes getting the sack.
October 24, 2010 - Arsenal 3, Manchester City 0
Arsenal's Cameroon defender Alexandre Song (2R on floor) celebrates after scoring the second goal during the English Premier League football match against Manchester City at The City of Manchester stadium, Manchester, north-west England on October 24 2010.
December 18, 2011 - City 1, Arsenal 0
Silva was the only scorer in one of the best games of the season. City hit the woodwork twice while Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott gave Joe Hart all he could handle. City took top slot in the Prem on this result; Arsenal subsequently started to slide.