Premier League Manchester City 5-0 Arsenal HIGHLIGHTS: Torres' double and Grealish among assists in City's win against Arsenal

Premier League Manchester City 5-0 Arsenal HIGHLIGHTS: Manchester City beats Arsenal 5-0 with Torres scoring a double and Grealish among assists

Welcome to the highlights of the Premier League Match between Manchester City and Arsenal, which was played at the Etihad stadium in Manchester.

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MATCH REPORT: Manchester City beats Arsenal 5-0 as Ferran Torres scores twice

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City demolish a 10-man Arsenal, which suffers its worst start in the Premier League ever

 

FULL TIME : MANCHESTER CITY 5- 0 ARSENAL

90+1' ANOTHER SAVE! Cancelo's run and attempt met with equal quality from Leno as Arsenal try to save whatever it can

90' SAVE! Mahrez tries a hit with his left foot which is met with a great save form Leno. City still trying to score!

89' The last moments of regulation time, Grealish tries to make a run, but is fouled by Lacazette as Torres tries ti clip it in with Ruben Dias missing it.

86'  Laporte tries to get past Elneny as City conceded a corner and the bal is cleared out of Arsenal's half

83' GOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! TORRES SCORES AGAIN TO MAKE IT FIVE GOALS FOR CITY

MANCHESTER CITY 5 - 0 ARSENAL

Ferran Torres of Manchester City scores their side's fifth goal past Bernd Leno of Arsenal at Etihad Stadium on August 28, 2021 in Manchester, England   -  Getty Images

 

82' Finally a run from Smith Rowe, but that too end in nothing as the ball is cleared out of City's half.

A very long eight more minuted for Arsenal

81' Sterling keeps asking questions with another attempt on goal. He has been incoved in 7 goals in last 6 appearances against Arsenal, netting in each of his last four against the Gunners.

Will he get one today as well?

Follow here for live updates.

79' Arsenal's ball possession in the second half is 9 nine percent!

Its total ball possession today has been 18 percent, its lowest ever, below its previous record of 31 percent. Arsenal fans already leaving the stadium.

76' SAVE! Sterling makes a run which is eventually saved and Arsenal is saved with a City off side on Mahrez

75' MISS! Ruben Dias and Laporte pair up to score against Arsenal as Laporta hits wide! Even defenders are trying to score now 

75' Another corner for City as Mahrez gets ready to take it

73' Rob Holding trying to contain Mahrez's runs into the box as Arteta looks on, unsettled

70' Maitland-Niles, who hasn't played for arsenal since January, comes on for Odegaard. The Gunners just want to defend now. No more embarrassment is what it hopes for

67' SAVE! A ball from Cancelo and a clinical header by Sterling is saved by Leno. City keeps asking questions

64' Sterling makes his first run of the match with help from Grealish as the balls goes out for a goal kick

62' Laporte's header goes past Arsenal's goal and he shouts in frustration. City just can't stop attacking!

60' Mahrez gets into the pitch for Gabriel Jesus who will continue to play on the right side of the attack

57' Raheem Sterling, who scored in both fixtures against Arsenal in the league last season, comes in for Bernardo Silva, while Lacazette comes in for captain Aubameyang in Arsenal's attack

55' BLOCK! Another long range effort from Zinchenko blocked by Arsenal. Arteta's side has nothing for attack, it seems as the game remains concentrated in its half

52' GOOOOAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL! A STUNNER FROM RODRI AS CITY CRUIZES PAST ARSENAL!

MANCHESTER CITY 4 - 0 ARSENAL

49' Jesus to Gundogan who tries a shot from distance after a shot from Bernardo Silva was blocked by Leno

46' Zinchenko to Gundogal to Cancelo and the balls fizzes out of play. City still looking to increase its lead

SECOND HALF STARTS!

SECOND HALF: Zinchenko comes in for Kyle Walker for Manchester City as Saka is replaced by Elneny for Arsenal

HALF TIME: Pep Guardiola's Manchester City has scored in both halves in five of its seven home games against Arsenal.

It absolutely enjoys playing against the Gunners. Mikel Arteta will consider himself fortunate if his side can limit Manchester City to just these three goals.

Keep following here for live updates.

45+3' HALF TIME MANCHESTER CITY 3 - 0 ARSENAL

45+2' The last time Manchester City scored three past Arsennal at half time, Arteta was in City's bench. The tables have turned now. What will change for the Gunners? Follow here live

44' Manchester City continue attacking as Arsenal's defense continue to mitigate its embarrassment.

42' GOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLL! GREALISH ASSIST AND JESUS GOAL. BREAD AND BUTTER FOR MANCHESTER CITY AS IT SCORES THREE PAST ARSENAL

Manchester City's Jack Grealish lets Jesus score with a brilliant assist, his first in a City shirt.

39' A corner for City as Gundogan takes it, which is punched out by Leno

37' A hit from Torres deflected out by Tierney as Arsenal try to limit its damages

Referee Martin Atkinson awards Granit Xhaka of Arsenal a red card during the Premier League match at Etihad Stadium.   -  Getty Images

35' RED CARD FOR XHAKA!

A heavy tackle on City's Cancelo as the full back wreathes in pain on the ground. Xhaka sent off, Arsenal reduced to 10 men

33' Cancelo makes a run from the left but fizzles out with as Cedric presses in the box

30' Tierney goes down in the box as Arsenal players appeal for a penalty. The referee, however,  is not interested

29' Gundogan flies the ball in from the corner as Leno gets hold of it to push it back into play

27' SECOND YELLOW CARD FOR ARSENAL! Sead Kolasinac gets booked for a challenge on Jesus. Arsenal need to get more disciplined

25' Offside and a save! Xhaka hits a shot which is saved by Ederson as the Swiss is ruled off-side

23' YELLOW CARD! Cedric Soares gets the match's first booking after a foul on Jack Grealish

22' FOUL! Grealish goes hard on Saka as the referee blows his whistle. City's marquee signing has been reasonably quiet today

20' Calum Chambers comes to Arsenal's rescue as City continues asking questions through the wings

19' MISS! An error from Ederson almost gifted Arsenal and Odegaard a goal

19' Arteta's Arsenal defence looks completely in shambles as City coniitnue asking questions with Torres leading right in the middle. Arsenal need to march up front!

12' GOAAAAALLLLLLLLLL! FERRAN TORRES INCREASES THE LEAD WITH A BALL FLOATED IN FROM OUTSIDE THE BOX

MANCHESTER CITY 2 - 0 ARSENAL

Ferran Torres of Manchester City scores its sides second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at Etihad Stadium.   -  Getty Images

 

10' Granit Xhaka brings down goal scorer Gundogan as the referee blows for a foul

9' SAVE!

A mess from the Arsenal defence left Leno exposed who makes a crucial save to keep Arsenal in the game

7' GOAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL! MANCHESTER CITY SCORE AS GUNDOGAN SCORES WITH A JESUS CROSS FROM THE RIGHT

MANCHESTER CITY 1 - 0 ARSENAL

A long pass from Bernardo Silva was received by Jesus who flew the ball in where Gundogan stood waiting.

5' A run from Smith Rowe to Saka ends up fruitless as Tierney's cross just not connected by Saka

4' Arsenal's Saka playing up front to support Aubameyang ans Arsenal trying looking for gaps in City's defence

2' Saka passes it to Odegaard and the ball is cleared away from City's box

5:00pm : KICK OFF!

Manchester City starts from left to right while visitor Arsenal starts from the right.

4:55pm: Five minutes to kick off!

Pep Guardiola has named an unchanged starting XI for the first time in four years. The Spaniard last did it in Gameweek 8 in 2017.

On that occasion Manchester City put seven goals past Stoke!

4:45pm: 15 MINUTES TO KICK OFF!

Mikel Arteta goes in with a defensive three-man-defence, which might move to a five-fan-fortress when Manchester City attack! 

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Arsenal starts with a 3-4-2-1 formation as Aubameyang plays up-front as the sole striker.

Manchester City, after missing out on Cristiano Ronaldo is back to trusting Gabriel Jesus who now plays as a winger, as seen in the Norwich match in a 4-3-3 formation.

4:31pm: Manchester City vs Arsenal will be City's 100th fixture against Arsenal in all competitions.

Interestingly, the two sides have exactly the same record in previous 99 meetings (W38, D23, L38).

4:23pm: Raheem Sterling has been directly involved in 11 goals in 15 appearances against Arsenal with 8 goals and 3 assists. He, however, starts from the bench. Will Pep bring him in for goals in the second half? Follow here live! 

4:16pm: Manchester City starts its squad unchanged from the 5-0 win against Norwich while Arteta makes four changes as Aubameyang returns for the Gunners.

Pepe misses out as he is unwell.

 

4:10 pm: Teams Line-ups:

Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodrigo, Gundogan (C), Bernardo, Grealish, Torres, Jesus.

 

Arsenal XI: Leno, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac, Cedric, Xhaka, Smith Rowe, Tierney, Saka, Odegaard, Aubameyang

MATCH PREVIEW

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta's task does not get any easier with a trip to Premier League champion and former employer Manchester City next on the under-pressure coach's agenda.

Arsenal travels north to Manchester after losing its two opening matches of the Premier League season - at promoted Brentford and home to European champion Chelsea last weekend.

Despite ending last season with five straight league wins, Arsenal came eighth for the second campaign in a row, the first time it had finished that low in the table for consecutive seasons since a run of four between 1973-74 and 1976-77.

Saturday's trip to the Etihad Stadium, where Pep Guardiola got City's season up and running last weekend with a 5-0 thrashing of Norwich, and a ground where Arteta worked as an assistant coach between 2016-2019, is not ideal for the Spaniard.

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City is unbeaten in its last 11 league games against Arsenal since a 2-1 defeat at The Emirates in December 2015 and has taken 28 out of a possible 30 points against the Gunners under coach Pep Guardiola.

Arsenal has lost each of its last eight league meetings with City, its joint-longest run of consecutive defeats against a specific opponent in its history.

Arteta, however, is not panicking.

"I know they (fans) are disappointed when you lose at home. There has to be some reaction. But this is a project that is going to take some time," he told Arsenal's website this week.

"You can see and tell from the recruitment what we've done and the really young squad that we have at the moment and it (improvement) cannot happen overnight."

City was dealt a transfer blow this week with target Harry Kane declaring he will stay at Tottenham Hotspur as the champion remains without a replacement for its all-time top scorer Sergio Aguero, who left for Barcelona in the close season.

Guardiola's side has been linked in British media with a sensational move for Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo, but nothing has materialised as yet.

The Manchester City vs Arsenal match will kick-off at 5 PM IST.