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.

MORE: The latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: The latest Arsenal player tweets

The north London side have won back-to-back FA Cups over the past two season but fallen short in the Premier League.

BT Sport pundit Joe Cole (Photo: BT Sport)
Joe Cole tips Mason Mount to become a Chelsea FC legend
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
'It's lovely to see': Solskjaer praises Man United star Greenwood after Burnley win
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker sends message to Man United star Mason Greenwood during 3-1 win over Burnley
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Arsenal v Fulham
Tottenham striker Harry Kane (Photo: Harry Kane / Instagram)
Dimitar Berbatov urges Harry Kane to snub Man United move
BT Sport pundit Joe Cole (Photo: BT Sport)
Joe Cole tips Mason Mount to become a Chelsea FC legend
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
'It's lovely to see': Solskjaer praises Man United star Greenwood after Burnley win
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker sends message to Man United star Mason Greenwood during 3-1 win over Burnley
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Arsenal v Fulham
Tottenham striker Harry Kane (Photo: Harry Kane / Instagram)
Dimitar Berbatov urges Harry Kane to snub Man United move
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature