Kenny Cunningham: Why beating Man City big moment for Arsenal
Kenny Cunningham runs the rule over Arsenal's 'big moment'
Kenny Cunningham says Arsenal made a statement to themselves after their 2-1 victory over Manchester City on Monday night.
The Gunners are two points behind surprise Premier League leaders Leicester City after goals from Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud scored in the first half at The Emirates.
The north London side are four points clear of the Citizens thanks to their close-fought win ahead of their trip to St Mary’s in their next Premier League fixture on Saturday night.
And former Republic of Ireland defender Cunningham explained why Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal players will have taken a lot of confidence from their win against Manuel Pellegrini’s side.
“It was a big moment for Arsenal,” Cunningham told Newstalk’s Off The Ball.
“Not just relating the three points gained on their nearest rivals, but also making a statement.
“More so for themselves, in terms of the quality that they have to go on and seal the title this year.”
The Gunners have 36 points after 17 Premier League games so far this season.
Wenger is looking to win his fourth Premier League title and his first since 2004 after a 11-year top-flight crown drought.
The north London side have won back-to-back FA Cups over the past two season but fallen short in the Premier League.