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Arsene Wenger was able to put more smile on his face

Arsene Wenger was able to put more smile on his face after his team managed a quite convincing 2-1 win over title rivals Manchester City.

This victory cements Arsenal position as one of the title challengers this season. In previous years, the gunners have been criticised for losing the metal when it came to the big teams. Arsenal have suffered a couple of thrashing at the hands of City in the last decade. However, they significantly had the better of opportunities when the two teams met each other at the Emirates on Monday night.

Arsenal were able to come out on top with goals from Theo Walcott and Oliver Giroud. Even though Yaya Touré responded with a late goal for Manchester City, it was not enough to get anything out of the match. City now see Arsenal extending their lead in the league. The gunners will be able to snatch top place if they get past Leicester City, who are two points ahead in the table. There is real hope that the gunners now can become winter champions with results going their way on Boxing Day. Arsenal appear to be playing with a lot of confidence and Wenger says that it has only been strengthened with this victory.

City are now in danger of being overtaken by Tottenham for the third spot."It was a very intense game going from one side to the other at a very high pace ,where both teams gave everything.On our side, I believe that we have shown our spirit, organisation, brilliance. All together, they gave us the three points.I can see exceptional life in this team and when we did not have the legs any more, we had to rely on the spirit and that got us through in the end," said Wenger.