Arsene Wenger took many by surprise before the game had even kicked off with his decision to leave summer signing Alexandre Lacazette on the bench. Instead, the Frenchman decided to play Alexi Iwobi on the left-hand side and Alexis Sanchez up front.
The Gunners started well, with the North London side pressing the home team, winning a few corners early on, although nothing came of them. Some would even argue that Arsenal had looked the better of the two, but that didn’t last long when De Bruyne smashed a right-footed volley into the back of the net, putting the blues 1-0 up.
Manchester City had a few chances to put themselves 2-0 up, however, Aaron Ramsey had Arsenal’s best chance to make things equal with a low shot saved well at the keepers near post.
Only three minutes after kicking off for the second half Nacho Monreal gave away a penalty after clattering into Sterling, which Aguero slotted past Petr Cech. The manager decided to change the game not long after with Lacazette coming on for Coquelin, switching to a back four.
The switch seemed to have paid off with the Frenchman bringing the Gunners back into the game finding himself on the edge of the box and putting it past the keeper into the bottom corner.
It was all going well for Arsenal, with the team looking like they could come back into the game. That was until Jesus scored for City to slash Arsenal’s hopes, the ball was played to Silva (offside) who crossed it into Jesus who put it home from six yards. Hopefully, the Gunners will be able to turn it around in time for the North London Derby in a week’s time, tickets can be bought from www.footballticketpad.com.
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