How Arsenal lined up the last time they beat Manchester City with forgotten man featuring | The Sun
ARSENAL host Manchester City on Wednesday night in a mammoth top of the table clash.
But it's been over seven years since the Gunners last beat City in the Premier League.
City have won 11 out of the last 13 league meetings between the sides, with two draws.
Not since December 2015 have Arsenal beaten the Etihad outfit in the Prem.
Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud were the goalscorers that day at the Emirates, firing the hosts into a 2-0 lead before the break.
Yaya Toure pulled one back for City in the second half, but by that time it was too little, too late.
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The result put Arsene Wenger's side within two points of league leaders Leicester.
Mesut Ozil registered two assists to scoop player of the match,while a forgotten man lined up on the right-hand side.
Costa Rica international Joel Campbell played 70 minutes of the encounter before being replaced by Kieran Gibbs.
Now at Mexican side Club Leon, that Arsenal appearance was one of his 40 outings for the club.
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The 30-year-old did win the FA Cup during his seven years in North London, but was farmed out on loan SIX times.
The victory over City in 2015 saw Wenger name Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini as his central midfield pair.
Hector Bellerin, Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal made up the back four, with Petr Cech in goal.
Gibbs, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Calum Chambers came off the bench.
The Gunners would go on to finish that season second, ten points behind title winners Leicester.
City meanwhile ended the campaign in fourth.
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