Arsenal’s woeful start to the season continued after Manchester City sealed a 5-0 victory over the London club in the English Premier League at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The loss was their third successive league defeats this season and the worst start since 1954/55 campaign.
The Premier League champions opened the floodgates to commemorate the unveiling of the statues of club legends Vincent Kompany and David Silva ahead of the clash.
A brace from Ferran Torres and strikes from İlkay Gündoğan, Gabriel Jesus and Rodri along with some below-par defending by the Gunners, ended what turned out to be a pretty one-sided contest with City putting Mikel Arteta’s side to the sword from start to finish.
Arsenal went down to 10 men after Granit Xhaka was sent off after a two-footed challenge on João Cancelo after 35 minutes, and City set fuel to the fire by capitalising on their man advantage as they were too good for the visitors.
The pressure continues to mount on Arteta, as Arsenal drop to the foot of the table, with three loses from three games without a single goal scored.
For City, It was their second successive 5-0 drubbing, as Pep Guardiola’s men got back on track following a tough start to the campaign.
The win will help lift the team’s spirit after a hectic week in which they missed out on high-profile deals for Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo.