Arsenal 1-3 Man City highlights, Premier League: De Bruyne, Grealish, Haaland goals guide City to win and top of the table

Highlights of the Arsenal vs Manchester City Premier League match played at the Emirates Stadium in London.

Updated : Feb 16, 2023 03:44 IST

Manchester City’s Erling Braut Haaland celebrates scoring their third goal.
Manchester City’s Erling Braut Haaland celebrates scoring their third goal. | Photo Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs

Manchester City’s Erling Braut Haaland celebrates scoring their third goal. | Photo Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs

Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights of the Arsenal vs Manchester City Premier League match played at the Emirates Stadium in London.


Manchester City clinches a 3-1 win against Arsenal to go top of the Premier League table. This is Arsenal’s first home loss in the Premier League this season.


VAR has a check to see whether a tackle on Gundogan inside the box deserves a penalty but the check is completed swiftly. No penalty.


Arsenal about to go four matches without a win in all competitions. There is still a long way to go but Arteta and his men are currently going through a sticky patch.


Five minutes added at the end of the second-half!!


The Emirates has gone visibly quiet, especially after that third goal by Haaland. Man City has shown why they are Premier League champions.


Chance- Saka finds Nketiah with an excellent cross from the right. Nketiah, who was completely unmarked, gets a header away but cannot keep his effort on target.


Man City sub: IN- Phillips OUT- De Bruyne. The Belgian leaves the pitch with a goal and an assist.


Arsenal subs: IN- Vieira, White OUT- Xhaka, Tomiyasu


GOOOOALLLL!! MAN CITY SCORES ITS THIRD!! HAALAND FINDS THE NET!! Gundogan slides the ball for De Bruyne on the right. De Bruyne fizzzes a ball inside the Arsenal box. Haaland collects the ball and tucks the ball inside the net with a clinical finish.


Arsenal hasn’t had a shot on target in the second-half. The Gunners have 10 minutes plus stoppage time to salvage something from the match.


Trossard takes a tumble inside the box as he and Kyle Walker both went for the both. A penalty cry breaks out at the Emirates but Anthony Taylor waves play on. There wasn’t much of a complaint from Trossard as well.


Man City sub: IN- Foden OUT- Grealish. Unfortunate for the goalscorer as he cannot continue with the score stays like this, he will grab all the headlines.


Arsenal sub: IN- Trossard OUT- Martinelli


Arsenal looking for an immediate equaliser on the counter. Xhaka finds himself in a good position to take the shot with his favourite left foot. But, he takes too much time for which he loses the ball after a Dias tackle.


GOOOALLLL!! MANCHESTER CITY SCORES!! GREALISH SCORES FOR A CITY LEAD!! Poor play from Gabriel as he loses the ball. Silva sends the ball to Haaland. Arsenal recovers well but Haaland finds Gundogan. The German finds Grealish in pace to his left and passes the ball to him. Grealish hits a first-time shot and slots the ball inside the net.


Chance- Haaland with a great chance to give a lead to City. Zinchenko is dispossessed after taking too much time on the ball. The ball is played to Haaland . Haaland tries to get past Ramsdale but the keeper made himself big. Eventually Haaland shoots but Ramsdale shows a solid pair of hands to hold on to the ball from point-blank range.


Off the line- De Bruyne finds Rodri with his cross inside the box. Rodri’s header is blocked by Ramsdale and the rebound falls to Akanji. Akanji shoots at goal but it is cleared off the line by Jorhinho.


Saka brings down Grealish and Manchester City has another freekick in a good area. It is a similar position from where Rodri got his header away in the dying minutes of the first-half


A whisker away for Arsenal- Saka finds Odegaard with a sweeping pass to the right. Odegaard rolls the ball to Tomiyasu who had made an overlapping run. The Japanese swings a cross inside the box and Nketiah is inches away from making contact with the ball. Any sort of contact and that would have been a goal.


Booking: Nketiah sees a yellow card this time after his studs up challenge on Ruben Dias.


Booking: Grealish sees a yellow card for arguing with the referee. Four Man City players in the book.


Man City sub: IN- Akanji OUT- Mahrez. A disappointing night for the Algerian compared to his usual high standards.


Haaland and Gabriel collide as both went for the ball. The foul goes Gabriel’s way but no card is shown to Haaland.


OFFSIDE- VAR has a look and says Haaland was offside. No penalty to City and the Gabriel’s yellow card is rescinded. He breathes a sign of relief.


VAR is checking for a possible offside. Haaland looks to be offside when the ball is played to him.


Booking: Gabriel is shown a yellow card for his tackle on Haaland.




Jorginho tries to tee up Nketiah with a first-time pass inside the City box, but the ball did not curl enough to reach the Arsenal forward. Ederson collects the ball.


Arteta tries to be a bit cheeky by kicking the ball away as De Bruyne went to pick the ball up for a throw-in. The Belgian makes his displeasure known by giving a slight push to the Arsenal manager. Arteta did not need to do that in all honesty.


Silva does well to ping a ball inside the box from the left flank. Haaland gets at the end of the cross but cannot get the desired contact.


Booking: Tomiyasu sees a yellow card for time wasting. Another silly yellow card to pick up.


Man City stepping on the gas early in the second-half. De Bruyne tries to find Haaland with an outside-of-the-foot pass, but it is intercepted by Tomiyasu.


Scores level at 1-1 as the second-half of the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Manchester City kicks-off.


Goals by De Bruyne and Saka keeps score level at 1-1 as Arsenal and Manchester City break for HT.


Close- Rodri inches away from giving a lead to City again. Mahrez swings a cross inside the box. The ball hits Tomiyasu’s head and lands at Rodri, who dispatches a bullet header at goal. However, Ramsdale does just enough to make the save and send the ball out for a corner.


Haaland does well to hold on to the ball and draw a foul from Saliba. Manchester City has a freekick in a good position here.


Booking: Bernardo Silva sees a yellow card. Silva fouls Saka again and does not escape with just a warning this time.


Six minutes added at the end of the first-half.


City creates an attack from a throw in. Haaland takes the shot but cannot get proper contact. Gundogan then takes another shot, which is saved by Ramsdale. However, the assistant referee raises his flag for offside and the Gunners get a freekick.


GOOOALLL!! SAKA CONVERTS FROM THE SPOT AND SCORES THE EQUALISER FOR ARSENAL!! Saka keeps his cool and tucks the ball in the bottom left corner, sending Ederson the wrong way.


PENALTY TO ARSENAL!! At first, Nketiah’s shot is cleared off the line but then, referee Anthony Taylor points to the spot because of Ederson’s challenge on Nketiah after he had taken the shot.


It seems like Nathan Ake has been deployed to mark Saka, a role Bernardo Silva was playing for so long.


Booking: Ederson was delaying his goalkicks for quite some time now. He is finally shown a yellow card for time wasting.


Booking: Kyle Walker sees a yellow card. He was not formally allowed back on the pitch by the referee, but he ended up kicking the ball, for which he gets a booking.


Martinelli with a heavy challenge on Walker and he stays down. It is nothing serious. The English fullback is just winded.


Chance- This time Saka has the chance to score the equaliser. Arteta’s men display some brilliant buildup play. Odegaard threads a great ball to Saka down the left. Ideally, Saka should have gone for the shot but he holds the ball for a too long. In the end, his shot takes a deflection and ends up with Ederson.


Chance- Tomiyasu with a chance to rectify his mistake. Martinelli dances past a couple of players and crosses the ball inside the box. Tomiyasu gets at the end of the cross and goes for a first-time sidefooted volley. However, the Japanese blasts his shot over the bar.


GOOOALLLL!! MAN CITY TAKES THE LEAD!! DE BRUYNE FINALLY SCORES!! Tomiyasu makes a horrible mistake in an attempt to pass the ball to Ramsdale. He gives the ball away to De Bruyne who lifts the ball above a rushing Ramsdale to score the opening goal.


Arsenal with its best attack of the match. It ends with Zinchenko swinging a inch-perfect cross inside the box, which finds Nketiah. Nketiah gets a solid header away but cannot keep the ball on target. That should have been 1-0 for the Gunners.


Tomiyasu tries to find Saka with a long ball. Saka had timed his run well but Ederson comes out and mops up the danger by catching the ball.


Arsenal keeper Aaron Ramsdale had gone down momentarily after taking a boot. However, he is fine to continue after a bit of medical attention.


Close: Gundogan spots Haaland and lofts a clever little ball to the Norwegian at the back post. Haaland pokes the ball and tries to find the far-corner of the net but his effort is not on target.


Ake and Nketiah collides inside the City box. The Emirates Stadium lets out a cheer expecting a possible penalty but referee Anthony Taylor gives a foul to Manchester City. The home crowd’s reaction? Not happy as expected.


Nketiah is played a wonderfull ball as he makes his way inside the City box. He shoots at goal but Dias puts in a well-timed challenge to make the block.


Silva brings down Saka again and this time, Arsenal gets the freekick. The battle between Silva and Saka will be one to watch out for as the evening progresses.


Silva snatches the ball from Saka with a challenge from behind. The referee waves play on and Grealish makes a run at the Arsenal goal. He tries to thread a pass to Mahrez, but sees the ball cleared away after an interception.


Haaland does well to ride a couple of challenges and pass the ball to Mahrez. The Algerian tries to find a City shirt in the middle but his cross is intercepted and cleared by Jorginho.


Odegaard swings the ball inside the City box from a freekick but De Bruyne is alert enough to head the ball away.


Martinelli snatches the ball in midfield and makes a driving run forward. He passes the ball to Nketiah on the left, whose shot is blocked. The rebound falls to Xhaka whose shot sails above the crossbar.


The Premier League clash between Arsenal and Manchester City has kicked-off at the Emirates Stadium. 

From the manager’s mouth
Pep Guardiola ahead of the match: “We are going to play. Their team has been playing fantastic so far, it’s their home ground... when you have 50 points in the first leg, It’s because you have everything. A clear plan, they dictate the way the game must be played. So it will be tough.”
Head-to-head record
Played: 131
Arsenal wins: 63
Manchester City wins: 36
Draw: 32
Recent fixtures
27th January 2023: Arsenal 0-1 Manchester City (FA Cup 4th Round)
1st January 2022: Arsenal 1-2 Manchester City (Premier League)
28th August 2021: Arsenal 0-5 Manchester City (Premier League)
21st February 2021: Arsenal 0-1 Manchester City (Premier League)
22nd December 2020: Arsenal 1-4 Manchester City (EFL Cup/ Carabao Cup)
Confirmed starting lineups!!
Arsenal: Ramsdale(GK), Tomiyasu, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Jorginho, Xhaka, Odegaard(c), Saka, Martinelli, Nketiah.
Manchester City: Ederson(GK), Walker, Dias, Ake, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Gundogan(c), Bernardo, Mahrez, Grealish, Haaland.

Match Preview

Wednesday’s pivotal Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City could hardly be more ill-timed for the North London side, which is winless in consecutive league games for the first time this season.

Arsenal is looking to win the league title for the first time in 19 years, yet approaching a game at the Emirates, which has such big implications in the midst of their current slump, will be undesirable for manager Mikel Arteta.

His side followed up their unexpected defeat by relegation-threatened Everton with a 1-1 draw with Brentford on Saturday.

The result meant Arsenal slipped to only a three-point advantage over City with a game in hand.

They had 23 shots to Brentford’s nine, but looked uncomfortable and struggled to make any real progress when faced with the opposition’s steely rearguard performance.

A rare saving grace for the Gunners may be seen in January signing Leandro Trossard’s impressive performance as the second-half substitute provided a much-needed goal – a performance which could settle any nerves Arteta may have had about his side’s issues in the final third.

City resurgent

While Arsenal continued to look far from its best, City resumed its ascendency as it appeared unphased by its recent off-pitch troubles to stroll past Aston Villa 3-1 on Sunday.

The Manchester club entered the game off the back of a week dominated by news of them facing more than 100 charges of alleged financial misconduct by the Premier League, yet its on-pitch exploits were unbowed.

Arsenal vs Manchester City Predicted XI
Arsenal: Ramsdale (GK); White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli.
Man City: Ederson (GK); Walker, Akanji, Dias, Ake; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish.

City boss Pep Guardiola has lifted the league crown on four occasions since joining the club in 2016 and appears to have led his side to recovery from a mini-slump of their own in recent weeks.

Losses to Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in its five matches leading up to Sunday’s victory had blotted its record.

However, it wrapped up the game by halftime against Villa and appeared closer to its usual self.

The rampant City, which had been lacking had returned, and goals from Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez before the break will have left Guardiola breathing a sigh of relief with a view to Wednesday -- even though top scorer Erling Haaland is an injury doubt after being forced off on Sunday.

Its resurgence, coupled with its hard-fought 1-0 victory over Arsenal in the FA Cup in January, should provide confidence for City that it can produce the performance needed to close in on the top spot and go on to retain the title. 


When and where will the Arsenal vs Manchester City Premier League match kick-off?
The Arsenal vs Manchester City Premier League match will kick-off at 1:00 AM IST, Thursday, February 16 at the Emirates Stadium in London.
Where can you watch the Arsenal vs Manchester City Premier League match?
The Arsenal vs Manchester City Premier League match will be live telecasted in the Star Sports Network.
Where can you live stream the Arsenal vs Manchester City Premier League match?
The Arsenal vs Manchester City Premier League match will be live streamed
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