Arsenal crushed by Manchester City in worst start of season
Sport Desk, Aug 28 (EFE).- Arsenal made its worst start to a season with Manchester City crushing the match with five goals, leaving the team pointless and goalless.
A double from Spaniard Ferrán Torres helped City beat Arsenal with Norwegian Martin Odegaard in the starting line-up.
Before halftime, the champions had already settled the match, which their opponents faced in the second half with a player down after the suspension of Swiss player Granit Xhaka who was sent off the pitch for a two-footed lunge at João Cancelo.
By then, Manchester City already had a two-goal gap. Germany’s Ilkay Gundogan headed home from Gabriel Jesus’ cross after just seven minutes.
Five minutes later, Ferrán took action. The Spaniard, who participated in three strikes, scored the second when he took advantage of a loose ball inside Arsenal’s box.
Arsenal did not recover. Shortly before halftime, City scored the third when Gabriel Jesus capitalized on a Jack Grealish cross.
Guardiola’s team did not take their foot off the accelerator. Rodri scored the fourth, in the 53rd minute, on a pass from Ferran, who scored the fifth after an action by Algerian Riyad Mahrez four minutes to the end.
The win keeps Manchester City at the top of the table and leaves Arsenal at the bottom, with no points in three games.
This is not the first traumatic trip to Manchester for Arsenal, who were humiliated at Old Trafford stadium with an 8-2 ten years ago.
It is the first time since the 1954-55 season that the Gunners have lost their three league games of the season. EFE