LONDON- Manchester City and Arsenal meet again, after City beat the gunners on Sunday to lift the League Cup final, this time it was a match up for the premier league and same story, the Citizens outplayed their opponents, beating them 3-0 at a freezing night in The Emirates, to restore their 16-point lead at the top.
First half goals by Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane handed the Gunners their second home league loss this season.
Arsenal needed to start the second half in good form, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang record signing for the Gunners unfortunately had his penalty saved by Ederson, after his teammate Henrikh Mkhitaryan was brought down just inside the box.
The win leaves Pep Guardiola’s side on 75 points, with only 10 games left of the season, and there closest challenger Manchester United 16 points behind.
Guardiola said, “We are close. It’s in our hands, we can’t deny it.”
The City manager expressed some sympathy for Arsene Wenger, as speculations mounts he will be axed, “He knows my admiration for him… I know all the managers can be in that situation. I’m sure he’s going to take the right decision for him and for the club,” he said.
Wenger was disappointed with the result but could not deny the facts,”We played with low confidence, you could see that at the start of the game and we paid for it,” said Wenger.
“We needed the penalty to go in, but that was another negative. We lost to a team that is the best in the country at the moment… The difference in the league is no coincidence.”
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