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On Thursday night, Arsenal host Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League. The two met last Sunday in the Carabao Cup final, which City won comfortably 3-0.
Arsenal are struggling to keep pace with the top-four, with fourth-place Tottenham now ten points ahead of the Gunners in the race for Champions League spots.
The Gunners head into this game on the back of three defeats in their last four games in all outings. Arsene Wenger’s side have been unconvincing in the Premier League too, winning just two of their last seven games in the English top-flight.
Arsenal fell to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City on Sunday, and Arsene Wenger blasted Raheem Sterling over the penalty he won, but Premier League legend Alan Shearer has called on the manager to apologise to the City winger.
It was not quite the hammering many had envisaged, but it was another win for Manchester City as they made it 31 points from 33 games this season. The loss for Arsenal now means they are 12 points off the top, while they have slipped into sixth place following Liverpool’s win over West Ham.
Arsenal experienced another tough afternoon against a top side on Sunday, as the Gunners suffered a 3-1 defeat at Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger complained about the officials after the game. The veteran French boss complained that City’s Raheem Sterling dived for City’s first goal and that David Silva was offside for the third goal.
Both decisions could have gone either way in truth, though, even if Silva did look offside even without the benefit of a replay.
Took a while to wake
No one expected the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to be in a positive mood after a 3-1 loss at the hands of Manchester City but the experienced French tactician seems to be losing the plot.
You can’t hold your hopes high for a positive result against an attacking force such as Manchester City’s with a midfielder as a make-shift defender in the middle of a three-man defence. You can’t.
Especially if that midfielder is Francis Coquelin, a player not exactly known for his reliability and versatility.
It was the sort of game that Arsenal have been hammered in all too often, but they played their part in the match as they fell to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City, with Arsene Wenger’s men really hurt by a poor refereeing decision.
Goals from Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus saw City extend their superb scoring run, with Arsenal only able to hit back through a drilled finish from Alexandre Lacazette in the second-half.
The defeat means that Arsenal are now 12 points off the top of the table, while they have fallen to sixth in the league following Liverpool’s win over West Ham on Saturday.
Arsene Wenger remains the keen admirer of Raheem Sterling’s qualities and is reportedly thinking about going back for the Manchester City winger in January.
The Citizens are likely to use Wenger’s interest in the 22-year-old English international to leverage a deal for Alexis Sanchez as potential swap deal is already being mooted by the Mirror.
The Chilean star is unlikely to extend his deal with the north London club and although Wenger would rather not see him leave for Premier League rivals he will make sure to appease Arsenal fans with a respectable replacement.
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are still keen to sign Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling, after missing out on his signature before the summer transfer window closed. With Alexis Sanchez a target for Manchester City on deadline day, the Gunners wanted Sterling at the Emirates as a makeweight. However, City manager Pep Guardiola refused the deal and may try to sign Alexis again in January. But Arsenal might approach Sterling again too.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he’s unsure if he will make another approach for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez when the January transfer window opens in the new year, reports talkSPORT.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen in the wintertime or next season. He’s an Arsenal player. Of course we were interested in him (but) at the end Arsenal decided not to sell him. So, all the best for Alexis. I know him from Barcelona. And that’s all. Sometimes the deals work, sometimes not,” he said.
Arsenal suffered a 2-1 defeat at Manchester City on Sunday afternoon, despite taking an early lead through Theo Walcott. The defeat means that the Gunners have now suffered back-to-back defeats in the top-flight.
Arsenal took the lead with the first shot on goal on five minutes. A good team move lead to Alexis Sanchez putting Theo Walcott through on goal and the winger slotted coolly low past Claudio Bravo in the City goal.
The home side had a golden opportunity to equalise on seven minutes. Kevin De Bruyne put a pinpoint cross into Raheem Sterling at the far post, only for the winger to head agonisingly wide of goal from close-range.