How did Kelechi Iheanacho get on as Man City drew 2-2 with Arsenal?


Forward Kelechi Iheanacho returned to the Manchester City first XI for Sunday's home clash with Arsenal having scored a brace in each of his previous two Barclays Premier League appearances.

Here, we assess how the 19-year-old Nigerian performed as City were held to a 2-2 draw by the Gunners.

Link-up play

Kelechi Iheanacho
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In the first half Iheanacho was constantly buzzing around as City put together attack after attack, trying to get involved whenever he could, but he actually did not get on the ball all that much and there were few stand-out moments where he really made a meaningful contribution.

Goal threat

Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny (left) and Manchester City's Kelechi Iheanacho
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His biggest slice of action before the break came in the 20th minute when he picked up the ball, tried to bamboozle Mohamed Elneny near the edge of the box and unleashed a shot that the Arsenal midfielder was able to block.

After the break one admirable burst took Iheanacho from his own half to the edge of the area once again - but he could only produce a tame shot that rolled wide.


Manchester City's Kelechi Iheanacho and Sergio Aguero stand dejcted
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Iheanacho departed the field on 71 minutes - replaced by Raheem Sterling - having ultimately failed to make much of an impression.

There was little joy for him this time around, although one imagines there will be plenty more to come from the teenager in the future.