City were off to a lightning start in the capital when Jesus stole a yard between Shkodran Mustafi and Gabriel to head home Oleksandr Zinchenko’s near-post ball inside 3 minutes.
But the hosts hauled themselves level against the run of play just after the half hour, when Alexandre Lacazette headed home from a Gabriel Martinelli cutback.
City were not phased by the setback and could well have regained their lead before the break when Mahrez and Jesus combined to send the Brazilian clean through, but Arsenal stopper Rúnar Rúnarsson got down well to deny the forward his second of the game.
We continued to press for the advantage in the second half and were rewarded when Mahrez’s free-kick was too hot to handle for Rúnarsson, who fumbled the Algerian’s 54th-minute effort into his own net.
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