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Man City vs Arsenal LIVE!

Arsenal began a nightmare run of fixtures with 1-0 defeat to Manchester City today.

Mikel Arteta‘s Gunners won three out of four in the Premier League but now face a testing run, with the start of their Europa League campaign sandwiched between games against City, Leicester and Manchester United.

Both sides had chances in a tight first half, but Raheem Sterling‘s goal separated the sides at the interval – and that proved to be the winner as Pep Guardiola saw off former protege Arteta.

Follow the latest news and reaction with James Robson at the Etihad!

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Sterling: City back on track

Speaking to Sky Sports, the matchwinner said: “We dropped points early on in the season so it was important to keep on winning.

“Coming back from the international break we knew we needed a good performance and to pick up points to kick-start the season. Today’s result definitely gives us confidence.”


We will have all the post-match reaction from Arteta, Guardiola and the players coming right up…


FULL TIME: City win 1-0 in what Guardiola may consider a tactical masterclass. Arsenal struggled to get to grips with an incredibly fluid formation and rarely looked like getting back into it once Sterling had opened the scoring. 

A disappointing return to the Etihad for Arteta.


90 mins: There will be four minutes added time


88 mins: SUBSTITUTION Fernandinho comes on for Foden.


84 mins: Ake is booked for time wasting – much to the annoyance of the City bench.


83 mins: SUBSTITUTION Double change for Arsenal. Nketiah for Pepe and Partey for Xhaka.


82 mins: Pepe’s 20-yard free kick goes wide.


77 mins: Some brilliant work from Cancelo on the right so nearly see Luiz put through his own net, but it goes out for a corner instead. 


69 mins: SUBSTITUTION Lacazette on for Willian. 


69 mins: That was a disappointing free kick from Luiz. High and never in danger of troubling Ederson.


68 mins: Booking for Dias for a rather cynical challenge on Saka.


66 mins: Lacazette is getting ready to come on for Arsenal. 


65 mins: SUBSTITUTION Gundogan on for Aguero.


63 mins: That’s a yellow for Cancelo for a bad challenge on Tierney. 


55 mins: This game is still in the balance. If City get a second then you can’t see a way back for Arsenal. But Arteta’s side have proved that they can get through this City defence. 
Saka has had joy, so they need to get him involved as much as possible. Aubeyang, meanwhile, just needs to get involved. 


48 mins: Pep looks like he will be okay. He’s back on. 


SECOND HALF Pepe immediately forces a save from Ederson and looks in trouble after landing awkwardly. He’s holding his groin and Lacazette is instructed to warm up.


HALF TIME: City lead through Sterling, but Arsenal are beginning to have more joy as the game has opened up. Saka is by far Arsenal’s greatest threat with two efforts on target. All to play for still. 


42 mins: Ederson denied Aubameyang with another impressive save, which saw the flag go up for offside. But replays show the Arsenal forward was onside. It would have stood if he’d found the back of the net. 

Team news

Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Ake, Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Foden, Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling

Subs: Stones, Gundogan, Steffen, Torres, Fernandinho, Delap, Garcia

Arsenal XI: Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka, Willian, Pepe, Aubameyang

Subs: Thomas Partey, Lacazette, Runarsson, Maitland-Niles, Luiz, Elneny, Nketiah

Referee: Chris Kavanagh

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Arsenal have not beaten Man City in the league since 2015, though they have come out on top in two FA Cup semi-finals in the same period.

In all, the clubs have met on 201 occasions, with Arsenal winning 98, City 58 and the other 45 ending in draws.

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