- Arsenal were beaten again by Manchester City this evening
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed a penalty as City ran away with the game
- Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane scored the goals that killed the game before half-time
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Manchester City followed up their Carabao Cup final win over Arsenal by beating them again in the Premier League at the Emirates Stadium this evening.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed a penalty for the Gunners as goals from Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane killed the game before half-time.
Here’s how it all unfolded in the latest edition of Arsenal vs Manchester City…
Man of the match
City were full of quality all over the pitch tonight, but it’s hard to look past the sparkling display of Leroy Sane out wide.
The young German is becoming a truly world class player under Pep Guardiola, and he destroyed Arsenal in that first half, setting up one and scoring another.
Quick and skilful on the ball and with the composure to pick a pass, his play on the first goal was a work of genius as he beat three players on the left-hand side before finding Silva for his fine finish. There was just no stopping him.
Flop of the match
That penalty miss just tips this prize in Aubameyang’s favour, with the big-name January signing from Borussia Dortmund a massive disappointment today.
So prolific during his time in the Bundesliga, Aubameyang’s only goal in the Premier League remains that offside effort against Everton, which already feels like a long, long time ago.
The Gabon international should have done much better tonight but was largely invisible and messed up his big moment at the Emirates Stadium.
Stat of the match
While there’s no doubt an incredible City team are playing an Arsenal side low on confidence, stats like this remind you just how impressive this was…
3 – Arsenal have conceded three goals in the first half of a Premier League home game for the first time ever. Overwhelmed. pic.twitter.com/BGR7ok0X7f
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 1, 2018
Arsenal player ratings
Petr Cech – 5
Laurent Koscielny – 6
Shkodran Mustafi – 6
Hector Bellerin – 5
Sead Kolasinac – 6
Granit Xhaka – 6
Aaron Ramsey – 6
Henrikh Mkhitaryan – 6
Mesut Ozil – 5
Danny Welbeck – 5
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 5
Manchester City player ratings
Ederson – 9
Vincent Kompany – 8
Nicolas Otamendi – 7
Kyle Walker – 8 (SUB: Oleksandr Zinchenko – 6)
Danilo – 7
Ilkay Gundogan – 7
Kevin De Bruyne – 7
David Silva – 8 (SUB: Yaya Toure – 6)
Bernardo Silva – 8
Leroy Sane – 9
Sergio Aguero – 8 (SUB: Gabriel Jesus – 6)
Predictably, the jokes flooded in about Arsenal and added time, following Arsene Wenger’s complaint after the Carabao Cup final…
How much added time do you want today, Arsene? pic.twitter.com/p3ffW9R9Po
— B/R Football (@brfootball) March 1, 2018
I hope the fourth official plays all the additional time today. Would hate to miss the chance to save the game.
— arseblog (@arseblog) March 1, 2018
Arsene, please ask for more added time. We have a chance for a comeback here
— Jide Adejumo (@Jaidovee) March 1, 2018
Wonder if Wenger will be moaning about time added on tonight
— David Edwards (@NorthBank65) March 1, 2018
Wenger will still complain about the added time. ?
— Olugbenga (@Gbenga__) March 1, 2018