LONDON (AP) -- Arsenal boosted its Premier League title hopes and dented Manchester City's chances with a 2-1 victory over its rival at the Emirates Stadium on Monday.
Moments after Kevin De Bruyne wasted a clear chance to put City ahead, Theo Walcott gave Arsenal the lead with a ferocious low strike from the edge of the penalty area in the 33rd minute.
On the stroke of halftime, Olivier Giroud made it 2-0, striding onto yet another assist by Mesut Ozil and drilling a shot through Joe Hart's legs.
Yaya Toure pulled a goal back for City with a superb left-footed shot eight minutes from the end, but City could not equalize.
The win takes second-place Arsenal to 36 points, two behind leaders Leicester. City is third with 32 points.