Manchester City returned to the winning streak after a humiliating defeat at home to Leicester City 2-5 and a disappointing draw against Leeds United, who recently returned to the top flight, 1-1. He scored his second victory after the first against his host Wolverhampton 3-1 in the second stage, knowing that he had a match. Postponed.
Manchester City avenged its loss against Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final on July 18, and established the knot of the London team at the Emirates Stadium, where it did not succeed in winning it in Manchester during the reign of its Spanish coach, Josep Guardiola, specifically since January 18, 2015 when he was coached by Chilean Manuel Pellegrini.
Manchester City played the match in the absence of Belgian international midfielder Kevin De Bruyne due to an injury, while he returned to his ranks after recovering from his historic Argentine international striker Sergio Aguero after a knee surgery he underwent last June.
Manchester City imposed its preference from the start and most of the match and was able to end the first half with more than one goal amid a terrible decline for the Arsenal players to the defense and satisfied with the counter-attacks that starred Brazilian international goalkeeper Ederson in countering two dangerous attempts by Bukayo Saca.
City was the first to threaten the goal with a powerful shot by the Algerian international, Riyad Mahrez, from outside the area, which passed by the right post of German goalkeeper Bernd Leno (1).
Mahrez passed a cross that Aguero Brasa followed over the bar (7).
Sterling succeeded in translating the advantage of the men of Spanish coach Josep Guardiola when he took advantage of a rebound from goalkeeper Lino, after a powerful shot by Phil Foden after a pass on a plate of Aguero inside the area, so he followed it with his left inside the goal (23).
Saka almost did it with individual effort inside the area, ending it with a powerful shot that Ederson sent away to a corner (25).
Mahrez responded with an incursion into the region and a powerful shot that was removed by goalkeeper Lino before it prepared in front of the Algerian international, who fired it again and turned the German into a corner that did not bear fruit (28).
Foden wasted a second chance for reinforcement when he received a ball on a golden plate from Agüero, so he played it recklessly, and the goalkeeper Leno removed it with his right foot before the defense dispersed it (34).
Ederson saved his goal from a detective goal by addressing Saka alone inside the area, so the ball hit his body and turned into a corner (39), and another for Gabonese international Pierre Emeric Obamyang from close range (40).
Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes almost did it with a powerful shot from close range that passed by the right post (45 + 1).
Arsenal pressed at the start of the second half and almost equalized with a header by Ivory Coast striker Nicolas Pepe after a cross pass by Aubameyang that was blocked by Ederson (46).
Similar to the first half, Mahrez was the first to threaten Lino’s goal with a powerful shot from outside the area in the hands of the German goalkeeper (55).
Brazilian David Luiz and Pepe both tried his luck with two direct free kicks over the goal (65 and 75, respectively).