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Arsenal 2-2 Manchester City: This graceless planet

If you're not sure how you feel about that, neither am I.

Shaun Botterill

0-1 Sergio Aguero 28'
1-1 Jack Wilshere 63'
2-1 Alexis Sanchez 74'
2-2 Martin Demichelis 83'

I should probably be more pleased than I am about that game right now. Not to drop a played cliche right from the start, but if you'd told me last night that we'd draw, I probably would have taken it and been okay with it. Not really happy, but fine. If you'd told me that we'd score two really good goals, and that we'd play (without question, I think) our best game of the season in terms of actual quality, I'd definitely have taken that.

But that's kind of why I think I'm a little disappointed. I really think Arsenal were better than Manchester City today, I think we played well enough to win. And of course I know that doesn't matter; the team that deserves to win the game is the one that scores more goals, not the one who plays the best soccer. But in a game like this, to play that well and only get the one point -- and worse, to give it up on goals that weren't even necessarily that great -- is a little annoying.

But I'm sure that in a few hours, I'll feel differently about it. It was a performance that (aside from the injury to Mathieu Debuchy, which is worrying) bodes quite well for the rest of this season. We hadn't really played well this year, aside from the Community Shield. We played well today. We can play well against good teams. We are a good team. In a more graceful world, that would be enough for three points, but that's not the one we live in. I suppose we'll just have to make do with what we have.