Nigeria international, Alex Iwobi, was a spectator as Arsenal grumbled under pressure to Manchester City at the Emirates stadium.
Iwobi watched on helplessly from the bench as a ruthless first half performance saw City thrash the Gunners 3-0, again, just four days after the visitors routed by the same scoreline to lift the Carabao Cup at Wembley.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) March 1, 2018
Gabon International, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed a second half penalty as goals from Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane helped Pep Guardiola’s side breeze past a woeful Arsenal team.
The Cityzens, with that result, become the first side to defeat Arsene Wenger’s side three times in the same season since London rivals, Chelsea, managed the feat back in the 2005/2006 campaign.
It was also the biggest away victory against Arsenal in the PL in City’s history.
City have now extended their lead at the top to 16points, with that win, in what was Guardiola’s 100th game in charge of the club.
“We are fighting for the most important title of the season,” Guardiola said after the match. “We have always been more focused on this than the Champions League, the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup.”
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) March 1, 2018
Another underwhelming display from the Gunners means they have now lost three games in a row, with the latest leaving their Champions League hopes hanging by a thread.
The Gunners remain sixth and won’t be leaving anytime soon, as another heavy defeat would have done little to ease off the pressure on their embattled manager, Wenger.
Up next for these two, City welcome defending champions, Chelsea to the Etihad on Sunday, while Arsenal are away to Brighton and Hove Albion.