The bare statistics state that Arsenal’s 3-2 win, secured by Eddie Nketiah’s 90th-minute strike, puts them five points clear of City with a game in hand.
Eddie Nketiah is now the main man and Arsenal definitely needs a striker before the transfer deadline approaches.
The Gunners are already believed to have seen offers of £55m and £62m rejected, but all parties are confident that an agreement will soon be reached.
Arsenal are still being tipped to sign a new central midfielder before the transfer window closes.
The former midfielder has struggled to justify that with his team reaching a new low in the last four months.
Conte oversaw Chelsea’s 2016-17 Premier League title win and led Inter to the Scudetto last term.
Eight minutes later and he nearly had another but Leno thwarted his close-range shot following Wilfried Zaha’s cross.
In a major attacking boost, Arteta will be able to welcome Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka back to the squad.
Gunners’ hopes of reaching the semi-finals took a blow on Thursday night as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home.
The first leg at the Emirates Stadium looked set to end in a goalless stalemate as Arsenal passed up a number of fine chances.