Well it was far from Arsenal at our best but at this crucial point of the season it is points and results that matter and somehow Arsenal managed to hold off a determined and dominant Man City to claim the point that all but secures a third placed finish and a Champions League place.
With our north London rivals having lost earlier the door was open for Arsenal to ruin Tottenham´s season by beating them into second place. We also needed a result to confirm our own brilliant record of qualifying for the Champions League, but you would not have known it by the way Arsenal started this game away to Premier League rivals Man City.
Or maybe you would, because there were so many nerves on show from the Arsenal players that we just could not do a thing right and when City took the lead in the 8th minute it had been coming from the start and the ball had hardly been in the City half.
We then got a massive gift from the home team who were clearly feeling the nerves themselves. Clichy had nearly scored an own goal with a bizarre back header that beat Hart but just crept past the post but from the corner Giroud broke his goal drought with a well placed header after Mangala gave him the freedom of the box from the resulting corner.
The Arsenal injury curse then struck again as Welbeck had to go off with a knee problem and Arsenal struggled to get anything going for the rest of the half. The only good thing about that first 45 minutes was that we were somehow level at the break but we had been second best in every other way.
It was pretty much the same after the break and a brilliant solo effort from De Bruyne put the home side back in the lead, but after that the gunners really dug in and even though we could not get our flowing football going we did produce a moment of magic with Alexis scoring a second equaliser with a massive assist from Giroud.
After that it was all about holding on and Arsenal showed the grit that was required, while riding our luck and the nerves of the Man City players as well. Our subs Walcott, Wilshere and Coquelin all played their part and in the end we sighed a big sigh of relief and got the result.