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Arsenal toppled from top of the table by Man City

Arsenal have finally relinquished their top of the table position by losing 1-3 last night to Manchester City.

The Gunners will have themselves to blame after they handed Manchester City a critical win in this time of the season when everybody thought that the Emirates-based club could this time round break the 18-year EPL trophy drought. The London club looked energised and determined to extend their stay at the summit of the EPL table before their right-back Tomyiasu made a blunder by gifting Kevin De Bruyne with a short pass intended to reach their (Arsenal’s) goalkeeper only for the Belgium midfielder to burry the ball in the net by executing a clinical volley.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will have himself to blame for not having a perfect replacement for the injured duo of midfield anchorman Thomas Party, and the former Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus, who switched camp to Emirates from Etihad.

The Gunners looked determined to claw back the victory from the Citizens when they won a penalty kick, which Saka slotted home to level the scoreline.

They went for the halftime break at par, but City must have had a killer punch up their sleeves when they came back from the break. Arsenal, deploying their new acquisition from Chelsea, Joginho, at the heart of the midfield to replace the injured Party, looked tired as they were out foxed with quick runs by Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Greelish, the latter who would then score the second goal for the visitors.

City’s this summer import from Burussia Dotmund, Haaland, then completed their rout of Arsenal when he hit the third past Arsenal custodian after a well placed pass from De Bruyne.

Manchester City’s win means that they are at par with Arsenal on points (both at 51), but City has a strong advantage of goal frequency – which places them at the top of the table. Arsenal will however have some solace by dint of them having one game at hand. Both Manchester United, which sits in position three right now, and Manchester City, currently in position one, have played 23 matches – against Arsenal’s 22. It will now depend on every team to make sure that they win all their games to emerge as this season’s EPL winners.

The three contending teams have since met each other in both legs – meaning that they aren’t going to meet again this season in a Premier League match.

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