Arsenal were in Premier League action on Sunday with a big match away at the reigning champions, Manchester City.
The game began in the worst possible way, conceding just 46 seconds into the first half. An Agüero header after possession was lost on the edge of the box wasn’t the start Unai Emery’s team wanted to make, but the reaction to going 1-0 down was positive. On the 11th minute, Arsenal were back in the game through Laurent Koscielny. The centre-back did well to get on the end of a flick-on from Nacho Monreal and head home the equaliser for the Gunners. With the game back in the balance, City enjoyed greater possession but Arsenal were putting in a battling performance. Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi were showing plenty of energy in the midfield and as the half drew to a close, the match seemed well poised. However, Agüero got his second of the day on the stroke of half-time.
The second half began with the home team pushing hard and Arsenal having to work very hard off the ball. Bernd Leno kept De Bruyne out with a couple of fine saves, but was unable to stop Agüero bundling in the third for City in the 61st minute. Denis Suarez came on for his Arsenal debut, and the Gunners did their best to find a way back into the game but it wasn’t to be. The match ended in a 3-1 defeat. Arsenal now focus on next weekend’s Premier League match away against Huddersfield Town.