Manchester City appear to be back in the driver's seat in the Premier League title race after earning a vital 3-1 win at Arsenal on Wednesday. City entered the day in second place but finish it in first, jumping the Gunners on goal differential. Kevin de Bruyne scored the opener on a Takehiro Tomiyasu error before a Bukayo Saka penalty leveled it before the break, but strikes in the second half by Jack Grealish and Erling Haaland allowed Pep Guardiola's team to secure a scoreline of a game that was much closer than that.
The Gunners were at times sloppy on the ball and saw self-inflicted wounds provide City with the chances needed to win the game, and the visitors could punish them for the mistakes to take all three points in this heavyweight bout.
City finished the game with just 36% possession but put away half of their six shots on frame, finishing with nine total shots. Arsenal, despite 64% possession, managed to put just one of their 10 shots on frame, stretching their winless streak in all competitions to four.
With the win, City and Arsenal are level on 51 points. City have a plus-10 goal differential as compared to Arsenal, though the Gunners still have a game in hand.