I don’t care what anyone says but as far as performances go, that’s got to be one of the worst Arsenal displays I’ve witnessed for a while (that was relegation form). If this group of players don’t get their act together then they will find themselves in what could be a relegation dog fight and may lose the illustrious Premier League holding.
I know it seems like a wild statement to make but I call a spade a spade and the gunners were absolutely dreadful. I thought they’d turned a corner after finally getting a win but it turns out the corner was a very long corner (if Sunday’s game is anything to go by). Arsenal hosted City at the Emirates and were hoping to put in the same level of commitment as they did in their last outing but that’s not what awaited their supporters.
They seemed to have taken a step back as they were outgunned and outclassed by the more dominant and assured Manchester City team (who, might I remind you have had their own issues in recent weeks). Arsenal had a great chance in the first 33 seconds of the game and didn’t have another shot on goal (I turned the TV off in the 66 minute and they hadn’t shot at the City goal then either).
Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring in the 2nd minute before Sterling added a second in the 15th minute. City controlled the game from the beginning right to the end and Arsenal had no answer for them. De Bruyne got his second goal of the game in the 40th minute to make the game 3-0 to the away side. The gunners can also forget about hiring Ancelotti as their next manager as it is rumoured that the Italian has signed with Everton in principle.
In the other Premier League games, Tottenham are now within 3 points off the top 4 spot having defeated Wolves with a 2-1 victory. Lucas Moura opened the scoring in the 8th minute before the impressive Traore leveled for Wolves in the 67th minute. Wolves definitely deserved more out of the game but the day belonged to Tottenham who snatched a late winner through a Vertonghen header in injury time. The win moves Spurs to 5th in the league and Mourinho’s impact is starting to show through.
Leicester dropped points at home having drawn 1-1 against Norwich, whilst Liverpool extend their lead at the top of the summit with a comfortable 2-0 win against Watford (Mo Salah grabbing both goals for the Reds). Chelsea were beaten 1-0 at home to Bournemouth and will face Spurs in their next outing. Lampard will need to pray his players can get out of their current slump or their ambition for finishing in the top four will quickly evaporate.