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Man City 3-1 Arsenal player ratings, stats and reaction: City ace joins elite club following win as Guardiola’s side continue dominance

Arsenal fans, you might not want to read this one…

Arsene Wenger’s side succumbed to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Pep Guardiola’s Man City, who continued their near perfect start to the season.

The home side opened the scoring after Kevin De Bruyne fired a brilliant left-footed strike past Cech. The Gunners then found themselves two behind after Sergio Aguero converted a penalty that was won by Raheem Sterling.

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Wenger’s side halved the deficit thanks to summer signing Alexandre Lacazette, however a tap in from Gabriel Jesus in the 77th minute secured all three points for the Citizens in a hotly contested affair.

Stats:

Gabriel Jesus joined an elite group of players following his side’s win this afternoon


 

Player Ratings:

Man City: Ederson 7, Walker 7, Stones 7, Otamendi 6, Delph 6, D Silva 7, De Bruyne 8, Fernandinho 8, Sane 7, Sterling 7, Aguero 7 / Subs: B Silva 6, Jesus 7, Gundogan 7

Arsenal: Cech 6, Bellerin 7, Koscielny 6, Monreal 6, Coquelin 6, Kolasinac 6, Ramsey 7, Xhaka 6, Iwobi 6, Sanchez 7, Ozil 6 / Subs: Lacazette 7, Wilshere 6, Giroud 6

Reaction:
 
This fan sums up the situation at the Emirates perfectly

This stat shows how bad of a start the north London side have had this season

Whilst these viewers were all praise for MOTM De Bruyne

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