01 Mar Arsenal v Manchester City – story of the match
Manchester City inflicted more pain on Arsene Wenger with a second crushing 3-0 victory over his Arsenal side in the space of four days.
After losing Sunday’s Carabao Cup final to Pep Guardiola’s men, the Gunners could not find any level of retribution as they were again humbled by far superior opposition.
Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane all scored wonderful first-half goals for Manchester City, who now require only five more wins to secure the Premier League title.
Arsenal were better than they were at Wembley but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s second-half penalty miss summed up their current form.
Tweet of the match
Star man – Sane
The Germany winger was simply sensational. A mazy run and pass set up the opener, he had a hand in the second and tucked away number three himself.
Moment of the match
The slick build-up to the second goal was vintage City, and Aguero’s control and touch to David Silva was just sublime.
Manchester City had won only one of their previous 32 top-flight away matches against Arsenal, drawing 11 and losing 20.
Arsenal: Cech 5, Bellerin 4, Mustafi 5, Koscielny 6, Kolasinac 5, Ramsey 6, Xhaka 5, Mkhitaryan 6, Ozil 4, Welbeck 5, Aubameyang 5.
Manchester City: Ederson 7, Walker 7, Kompany 6, Otamendi 5, Danilo 6, De Bruyne 6, Gundogan 7, Silva 7, Bernardo Silva 7, Aguero 8, Sane 9. Subs: Zincheko (for Walker, 71) 6, Yaya Toure (for Aguero, 82) 6, Jesus (for David Silva, 85) 6.
Who’s up next?
Brighton v Arsenal (Premier League, March 4)
Manchester City v Chelsea (Premier League, March 4)