28th August, 2021
It’s another weekend of Premier League football but the same problem for Arsenal.
The Arteta-led team is currently trailing Manchester City by 3 goals at half-time.
Ilkay Gundogan, Ferran Torres, and Gabriel Jesus put Manchester City in charge.
It took only 7 minutes for Pep Guardiola’s men to crush Arteta’s side.
Gundogan peels off between two tall center-backs, who don’t judge the cross well, and heads in brilliantly.
He started the move by finding Bernardo, who fed Gabriel Jesus and the pair kept possession in the corner. And the cross was superb for Gundogan to head in.
Ferran Torres scored the second goal from a free-kick.
The cross eventually comes in and Ferran Torres instinctively strokes home after some awful defending from Calum Chambers and Rob Holding.
Arsenal’s woes were compounded in the 35 minutes as Xhaka was sent off
The Arsenal midfielder catches Cancelo high and dangerously with a reckless challenge. Cancelo did well to move his leg out of the way of Xhaka’s two-footed lunge to avoid any serious injury.
Gabriel Jesus then added another blow to the problems.
It was created by Grealish then finished by Jesus.
Grealish advanced into the box, twisting Chambers right then left, and his outside-of-the-boot pass allowed a prodded finish for Jesus.
With the display by the Arsenal team at the Ethihad, Arteta appeared to have no hope of retaining his job in the long term.
His team lacked good connection on the attack and was also poorly organized on the defense.
Arteta’s team is yet to have a single point in the Premier League.
They lost 2-0 to Brentford, lost by the same margin to Chelsea, and currently losing at the Ethihad.