Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling condemned Arsenal to their second defeat of the season as he fired his facet to a 1-Zero win on the Etihad Stadium within the Premier League on Saturday.
Sterling slotted house within the 23rd minute after a Phil Foden shot was parried out by visiting keeper Bernd Leno, on the finish of a flowing City counter-attack.
The England ahead was skippering the City staff within the absence of their injured Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.
“They were a difficult team to break down, really well drilled and made it difficult for us. In the end we deserved the win. We kept it tight and compact and deserved the win,” mentioned Sterling.
Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta, who took over on the London membership after working underneath Pep Guardiola at City, had clearly ready his facet nicely tactically they usually regarded strong, regardless of dropping defender Rob Holding to harm throughout the warm-up.
Arsenal created a number of openings within the first half however twice City keeper Ederson was alert and fast off his line, foiling Bakary Sako after which Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
City’s again 4, with Ruben Dias partnering Nathan Ake within the centre of defence, regarded far more strong than within the opening video games of the marketing campaign.
Arsenal’s new signing, Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid, made his first look for the Gunners off the bench with seven minutes remaining.
Arsenal at the moment are and not using a victory of their final 29 Premier League away video games towards ‘Big Six’ opponents since a 2-Zero win at City in January 2015.
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