O Manchester City he had no pity and thrashed Arsenal 5-0, this Saturday, at Etihad Stadium, for the 3rd round of the Premier League.
Gündogan, Ferrán Torres (2), Gabriel Jesus and Rodri scored for the team led by Josep Guardiola. The Brazilian also contributed with an assistance.
On Arsenal’s side, another embarrassment, with the expulsion of midfielder Xhaka still in the 1st half for a totally disproportionate cart.
And the rout wasn’t bigger because the Citizens they took their foot off in the final match of the match, playing practically at practice pace.
You gunners are now in the last position of the Premier League, with 0 goal scored so far and balance -9. This Saturday, the club just finished 1 time in the game.
City, in turn, ended the match with 81% possession of the ball and 25 completions, being 10 right. In the 2nd period, ownership was greater than 90% most of the time.
With the result, City will 6 points and momentarily assumes the leadership of the Premier League, but can be surpassed until the end of the round.
Arsenal, on the other hand, is starting to experience a dramatic situation: the team is still locked in 0 point and now occupies the flashlight, being passed by Norwich.
The guy: Gabriel Jesus
The Brazilian striker is flying this season start in Premier League!
Once again cast open on the right, he gave Arsenal defense nightmares with great plays.
With only 7 minutes of play, the ex-Palmeiras has already provided excellent assistance for Gündogan to open the scoring.
Then, at the end of the 1st stage, shirt 9 received it from Grealish and kept his at Etihad Stadium.
He left at 16 of the 2nd time to make way for Mahrez and was much applauded by the fans of the Citizens.
Arsenal’s performance this Saturday was vexatious from start to finish, putting another stain on the club’s history.
With only 12 minutes of play, the gunners they already trailed by 2 to 0, with the insidious flaws of a ridiculous defensive system.
For the rest of the game, the Londoners were easily dominated by their rival, who built the rout without any difficulty.
No wonder, several fans of the visiting team started to leave Etihad Stadium at 36 of the initial stage.
Perhaps the worst on the field was defensive midfielder Xhaka, who was sent off by a bizarre car in the 1st half and finished sinking Arsenal.
Ederson plays with fire
In a game where Arsenal were largely dominated, one of the few chances for danger generated by the gunners happened thanks to an almost historic failure of goalkeeper Ederson… Check out the video below:
Arsenal returns to the field this Saturday, against Manchester City, at 8:30 am (Brasilia), by the Premier League.
On the same day, but at 4 pm, West Bromwich visits the Peterborough United, for the Championship.
Manchester City 5 x 0 Arsenal
GOALS: Arsenal: Gündogan [7′], Ferrán Torres [12′ e 84′], Gabriel Jesus [43′] and Rodri [53′]
MANCHESTER CITY: Ederson; Walker (Zinchenko), Rúben Dias, Laporte and Cancelo; Rodri, Gündogan and Bernardo Silva (Sterling); Gabriel Jesus (Mahrez), Grealish and Ferrán Torres Technician: Josep Guardiola
ARSENAL: Leno; Cédric, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac and Tierney; Saka (Elneny), Odegaard (Maitland-Niles), Xhaka and Smith-Rowe; Aubameyang (Lacazette) Technician: Mikel Arteta