Meanwhile, Kevin de Bruyne is lying on the field, Arsenal’s Tamiyasu is lying on his back almost in the same way. Unbelievable, there is no way to understand which team is the winner by looking at these two tired and exhausted at the end of one match. It was impossible to answer without seeing the last moment of the match. The result of the match was the celebration without the panting of Ruben Diaz and Roddy in the aqua-blue jersey when the eyes went a little behind De Bruyne. The winning team at the end of a breathless match is Manchester City.
Rodri’s goal in the added time gave City a 2-1 victory over Arsenal. But the story of the match is not just about victory and defeat. Arsenal have played their best match under Mikel Arteta. But the singers left the field today with the frustration of defeat as fate stood in the way.
If you forget the result, this match will be remembered by any Arsenal fan for a long time. Arsenal set the record for the worst start in their history this season. But the team is slowly finding its identity under Mikel Arteta. Areta was not on the field today as he was attacked by Corona. And in his absence his team played incredibly beautiful football. The last time Arsenal played such a powerful football match against a big team, there was no answer to that discussion until 2016!
Arsenal have lost their previous nine Premier League matches against Manchester City. But looking at the first half in the Emirates today, that information was incredible. Arsenal has shown dominance in tidy football from the very beginning. After Buccayo Sakar’s goal, Arsenal went ahead and wondered why the team was so late to score.
In the 10th minute, Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson threw Martin Odegard into the penalty box. The referee did not give a penalty, nor did the VAR assistant see the need to change that decision. Although it wasn’t clear from the replay, Ederson had his foot on Odegard’s feet.
Gabriel Martinelli had a chance to lead the team before Sakar. Even after the goal, Arsenal has shown its power. The first half ended with the dominance of the hosts. Although he did not ask the referee to change his decision in the 10th minute, VAR played a role in the 55th minute. In the Arsenal D-box, Bernardo Silva was going to cut Granit Shaka. Shaka could not stop him according to the rules. Silva has taken the highest opportunity. Riyad Mahrez equalized for City when VAR decided to penalize.
The next 4 minutes were crazy football. Arsenal defender Gabriel saw his first yellow card in the 57th minute. Diaz sat down to score a suicide goal in the next minute. His head was going to the net by evading Ederson who came forward. Nathan returned the ball just before it crossed the goal line. Ederson extended the lead in the next minute. Gabriel Jesus ran in the middle with the ball. Gabriel saw the second yellow card to stop him unnecessarily. Arsenal became a team of 10 people in 59 minutes.
Arsenal pick up playmaker Odegaard and bring down defender Rob Holding. Meanwhile, City continues to increase the number of midfield players. However, Arsenal did not let them understand that one of their players is less in the game. On the contrary, the team has repeatedly created opportunities for counter-attacks. But in 93 minutes Arsenal was defeated. Holding could not stop De Bruyne’s cross. It hit him in the head in front of Laporte. Laporte’s shot got stuck but it came in front of Rodri. Radry’s shot could no longer be blocked. Arsenal’s heart breaks.
Top-ranked Manchester City are 11 points ahead of their nearest rivals in this win. Meanwhile, Arsenal remained in all four.