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S. Papastathopoulos
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B. Mendy
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K. De Bruyne
P. Foden
0 - 3
R. Sterling
0 - 2
K. De Bruyne
Gabriel Jesus
0 - 1

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42% 57%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 1 7
Total Passes 482 672
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That's all for now though, goodbye!
The result means that Arsenal remain in a troubling ninth spot in the league - a position that could in fact become worse if Crystal Palace secure just a point tomorrow. City, meanwhile, cut Liverpool's lead at the top to 14 points but it'll take plenty more performances like this to have any hope of reeling them in. 
Manchester City take all three points with a comfortable 3-0 win after a thrilling first half performance. The away side began their dominance within a couple of minutes as De Bruyne hammered home Jesus' cross and the midfielder's early strike foreshadowed a superb individual performance. De Bruyne quickly orchestrated a second City goal by driving a counter-attack into the box, before carefully sliding a pass across goal for a Sterling tap in. Then, just as Arsenal had seemingly settled into the game, Foden set up De Bruyne for a stinging low shot from distance that rifled into the bottom corner to establish a dominant lead at the break. The second 45 was a much less exciting affair, with both sides adopting a cautious approach, but De Bruyne had taken the game beyond Arsenal already and City ran out comfortable winners.   
90' + 3' FULL TIME: Arsenal 0-3 Manchester City
90' + 1' City beat Arsenal's press to create another three-on-three going forward, before De Bruyne feeds Sterling on the edge of the area, where he fires a shot across goal that trickles a few yards wide.  
89' Saka takes on Walker and engineers enough space to swing a cross towards the back post, but it's a little too high and evades everyone.  
87' Leno makes another strong save! City attack again and Sterling manages to slip Mahrez through on goal at a tight angle, before the attacker lashes a shot at the near post that Leno does well to push to safety!
O. Zinchenko
B. Mendy
85' Mendy is replaced at left-back by Zinchenko.
83' Mendy bursts down the left flank before squaring a neat pass into Sterling, but Guendouzi shows plenty of determination to track back and rob the attacker of the ball just as he was about to shoot.  
J. Willock
L. Torreira
81' Torreira is replaced by Willock as Arsenal continue to look for any consolation.
80' Saka energetically presses Mahrez all the way back into his own corner, but he eventually fouls the City attacker and the away side win a free-kick in their own half.   
78' Manchester City look all set to become the first team to win three consecutive away games against Arsenal since West Ham in 1995. 
76' Sterling finds a pocket of space behind Arsenal's midfield, which he scurries into before having a shot blocked from 25 yards.   
75' Aubameyang races onto a deft throughball from Guendouzi and takes an early shot from the edge of the area that drifts a couple of yards wide of the far post.   
74' This second half has been a somewhat lacklustre affair. City have taken few risks with their lead, while Arsenal have looked petrified of committing too many players forward in case of further City counter-attacks.  
S. Papastathopoulos
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72' Sokratis is booked for a foul on Jesus as City looked to engineer another chance. 
R. Mahrez
İ. Gündoğan
70' Gundogan is replaced by Mahrez in a move that will most likely see De Bruyne drop back into a deeper position in midfield.    
68' De Bruyne hammers in an unorthodox corner towards the near post and it almost catches Arsenal out, before Sokratis slices a clearance behind for another corner that comes to nothing.  
66' Guendouzi hits a speculative clipped pass through to Aubameyang that City just about manage to shepherd away from harm. It's looking increasingly like the hosts are running out of ideas right now. 
64' Super save from Leno! City hassle Arsenal high up the pitch and it results in Jesus dispossessing Chambers and finding himself clean through! However, Leno races out quickly to close the angle and Jesus' eventual shot is brilliantly pushed away from harm!
B. Mendy
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62' Mendy is the latest player in the book after cynically tugging at Pepe's shirt after the attacker shimmied past him.  
İ. Gündoğan
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61' Gundogan is booked for a cynical trip on Torreira that prevented a counter-attack. 
E. Smith Rowe
M. Özil
59' Ozil is replaced by Smith Rowe as Arsenal continue to search for a spark to get back into this game.  
58' De Bruyne has taken four of City's eight total shots so far today: he's been a constant threat going forward and has been the driving force behind the away side establishing this lead. 
Bernardo Silva
P. Foden
56' Foden is replaced by Bernardo Silva after an efficient display in midfield.   
54' City break again, as De Bruyne races menacingly from the halfway line towards the edge of the Arsenal box, but this time Chambers bravely blocks his effort at goal.   
52' De Bruyne latches onto a Walker throughball down the channel, before switching it to Sterling who plays in Jesus at an angle, where the striker curls an effort high and wide. For a moment there, it looked as though Arsenal were going to be undone by another counter-attack.  
50' Ozil receives a pass from Maitland-Niles before holding off Rodrigo and setting up Torreira for a shot but his effort glides comfortably over from 25 yards.  
48' Arsenal almost get one back! Maitland-Niles charges forward and swings in a dangerous cross that Aubameyang gets to first, but his glanced header drifts narrowly wide of the far post!
47' Martinelli's loose pass almost allows De Bruyne to kickstart another counter-attack but Torreira recovers to fend off the danger and win a free-kick.
46' Arsenal get the second period underway.
Arsenal will still harbour slim hopes of a stunning comeback today, but it might be wise to focus on avoiding a heavy, confidence-sapping defeat in the second period.   
Manchester City take a commanding 3-0 lead at the interval after a majestic first 45 from De Bruyne. Initially, it looked as though the game might go well for Arsenal: within seconds of kick-off, Martinelli bustled through on goal, forcing a fine stop from Ederson. However, from there the hosts toiled going forward and offered City ample opportunities to exploit on the counter-attack. This started when De Bruyne thumped home Jesus' neat cut-back, but got even worse for Arsenal when De Bruyne selflessly set up Sterling for a second early goal. Arsenal then seemed to steady and control the game, but as the half was about to draw to a close, De Bruyne drilled in a stunning shot from distance to effectively end the contest and make it 3-0 at the break.
45' + 3' HALF TIME: Arsenal 0-3 Manchester City  
45' Three minutes of stoppage time are added. 
44' City win a corner, but the delivery sails over all the attackers and the away side rebuild with possession in their own half.  
42' Brilliant save from Leno! City almost get a fourth as De Bruyne hammers another wicked effort from distance that looks as though it's arrowing towards the top right corner, before Leno acrobatically leaps to tip it onto the post! 
K. De Bruyne
40' WHAT A STRIKE FROM DE BRUYNE! 3-0 CITY! Arsenal are temporarily reduced to 10 men while they prepare to substitute Kolasinac and City take full advantage! Foden gracefully drove through the heart of the Arsenal midfield, before slipping a pass through to De Bruyne, who elected to shoot against a backtracking Arsenal defence and his low effort from 25 yards swerves viciously into the bottom corner beyond Leno!
B. Saka
S. Kolašinac
40' Kolasinac is promptly replaced by Saka after the goal.
P. Foden
40' Foden played a significant role in that goal, by aggressively attacking a hesitant Arsenal defence before playing a cute pass to De Bruyne who once again took full advantage of the space he was offered! 
37' Play continues after the foul on Kolasinac, but now the full-back is down and requires treatment. It looks as though he may have injured his ankle in the collision and a substitution is likely. 
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35' Kolasinac jinks past one challenge on the left flank before racing past Rodrigo who cynically trips the marauding full-back, earning himself a yellow card.  
33' This has been a different kind of Manchester City performance compared to what we usually witness. They've been happy to sit back and press a little less, presumably in order to invite Arsenal into their half, before capitalising on the open spaces to counter-attack into.   
31' Arsenal win another free-kick in a useful area, but Torreira's delivery is headed firmly clear by Otamendi.  
29' Arsenal have now conceded at least two goals in each of their last four home games: sacking Unai Emery has so far failed to inspire an improvement on their defensive problems. 
27' Martinelli dribbles his way towards the byline before cutting back a cross that falls for Guendouzi on the edge of the area. The midfielder initially has a dangerous shot blocked, before gathering the rebound and tumbling under a little pressure inside the box. However, the referee waves play on and VAR isn't consulted.   
25' Arsenal are trying to cope with the shock of going two goals down by controlling the game with possession amongst their back four. For the moment, it looks as though City are content to allow these patterns of play.  
23' Rodrigo confidently cracks off a shot from distance, but it sails well over the bar.   
21' Despite Arsenal's disorganisation out of possession, they've been unfortunate to find themselves on the receiving end of an early masterclass from De Bruyne. City are deploying him in a slightly more advanced position today and it's worked perfectly, with De Bruyne capitalising on plenty of space on the break.   
19' This has been a desperately disappointing start for Arsenal. Despite largely controlling possession, they've been sliced open by Manchester City on the counter-attack and it's resulted in two simple goals inside the opening 20 minutes.
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17' Fernandinho is booked for a trip on Pepe as Arsenal look to find a way back into this one. 
R. Sterling
15' CITY GET A SECOND! 2-0! Manchester City initiate another quick counter-attack as Foden threads a pass through to De Bruyne. The Belgian proceeds to drive at the Arsenal backline, drawing in a couple of defenders, before cleverly sliding a pass from the left across goal towards Sterling, who nips past his marker to tap into an empty net!
12' Ozil slaloms through the centre of the pitch before being tripped by Rodrigo - earning Arsenal a free-kick. It's a promising opportunity to put a delivery into the box, but Otamendi does well to rise highest and clear for the away side.
10' Manchester City opening the scoring is part of a worrying trend for the hosts. Arsenal have now conceded first in six consecutive Premier League matches - a record run for the club.  
8' Martinelli's looked electric so far and this time he scurries past Walker on the outside before hammering in a low cross that Ederson pushes clear, before Maitland-Niles' follow-up is blocked. 
6' Chambers surrenders possession in a perilous area, allowing Foden to whip in an early cross, but Leno does well to spot the danger and punch clear. 
4' Well, Arsenal's early promise in this game dissipated incredibly quickly! It's key now that they don't let this affect their fragile confidence - it might be worth adopting a cautious approach for the next 10 minutes to avoid going further behind.  
Gabriel Jesus
2' Initially, it looked as though Jesus' cross was misplaced after it evaded the runners at the near post; however, it was actually perfectly measured for the onrushing De Bruyne to smash in a superb strike! 
K. De Bruyne
2' CITY STRIKE EARLY! 1-0! The away side spring forward quickly after an Arsenal corner and conduct a fluent, sweeping move that culminates with Jesus drilling a low cross towards the back post, where De Bruyne is on hand to lash a powerful effort into the roof of the net! 
1' Arsenal almost take the lead right away! Torreira punts a speculative long ball over the top that Martinelli beats Walker to, before proceeding to dribble into the area where he  fires a fierce low shot at the near post that Ederson does well to push away! 
1' Manchester City get the first half underway.
The players are emerging from the tunnel and kick off is just seconds away!
For a long time, this was a tricky game for Man City, but in recent years they’ve enjoyed the fixture much more. Manchester City have won their last two Premier League away games against Arsenal – more than they had in their previous 32 top-flight visits to Highbury/Emirates Stadium.
Manchester City make four changes, on the other hand. Pep Guardiola shuffles his defence after some recent vulnerability with John Stones and Angelino being replaced by Mendy and Otamendi. Meanwhile, in midfield, Gundogan comes in to solidify the team while Phil Foden also earns a rare league start.
Arsenal make two changes to the side that defeated West Ham in their last Premier League outing: Kieran Tierney drops out after sustaining a shoulder injury while Xhaka makes way for Guendouzi in midfield.
SUBS: Riyad Mahrez, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Angelino, Bernardo Silva, Claudio Bravo, Eric Garcia, Joao Cancelo.
MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, Fernandinho, Nicolas Otamendi, Benjamin Mendy; Ilkay Gundogan, Rodrigo, Phil Foden; Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling.
SUBS: Bukayo Saka, Reiss Nelson, Emile Smith Rowe, Alexandre Lacazette, David Luiz, Emiliano Martínez, Joe Willock.
ARSENAL (4-2-3-1): Bernd Leno; Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Calum Chambers, Sead Kolasinac; Matteo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira; Nicolas Pepe, Mesut Ozil, Gabriel Martinelli; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Manchester City, meanwhile, come into this clash after a startling defeat at home to Manchester United – a result that saw them plummet 17 points behind Liverpool in first position. No result other than a win today will do to begin to exert any sort of pressure on their title rivals.
Hello and welcome to live commentary of this Premier League fixture between Arsenal and Manchester City. The hosts enter this one fresh from a resilient victory over West Ham, where they came from behind to record their first win in seven league matches. Nevertheless, Arsenal still find themselves ninth in the table and will be desperate to follow up their performance on Monday with three points to begin a surge up the standings.