This was a vital game for Arsenal and Manchester City, and the visitors were obviously concerned about the gunners getting in to a passing rhythm and controlling the game baecause they began by pressing hard whichever Arsenal player had the ball. This meant that there was a fat pace right from the off, and there was very little time or space in midfield.
Step forward, referee Mike Dean to spoil the match in the 10th minute. The Man City players seemed as surprised as anyone when he gave a penalty and sent off Koscielny for having his arms around Dzeko in the box. You see it 100 times a game in every single Premier league game, so I expect to see at least three red cards a match from now on. You cannot say it was a clear goal scoring opportunity either. There is just no consitency with referees, that is the problem.