Manchester City – Arsenal: Trust The Promess (5-0)
Arsenal's bleak start to the season gave them little hope of taking anything from their trip to the Etihad Stadium. But in the end, a limp display made this contest even easier for Manchester City than they could have hoped. As ill discipline and tactical flaws cost the side once again, the process may finally have run its course under the leadership of Mikel Arteta.
Tactical analysis and match report by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere.
Manchester City were three wins short of a fabled quadruple last season, but off the back of their Champions League final loss, the side are taking a bit of time to get back into their groove. Narrow 1-0 defeats to Leicester City in the Community Shield and Tottenham Hotspur in the league have left the side with points to make up, already at this stage. A 5-0 rout of Norwich City last time out put some much-needed points on the board. Would they coast to a win again over more relegation fodder?
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