Man. City took all three points this Saturday at the Etihad Stadium. The hosts scored the only goal of the game at 22 minutes into the first half, through Raheem Sterling. After an individual play on the right, the striker finished off the goal from the large area and surprised the rival goalkeeper, who could do nothing.
The figure of the meeting was Raheem Sterling. The Manchester City forward scored 1 goal, kicked twice on goal against Arsenal and gave 37 correct passes.
Also key at the Etihad Stadium, Philip Foden. The Manchester City midfielder stood out against Arsenal as he gave 45 correct passes and kicked 4 times on goal.
It was a game with many fouls and with numerous interruptions. There were several admonitions: Rodri, João Cancelo, Rúben Dias, Nathan Aké and Thomas Partey.
Man. City coach Josep Guardiola set up a 3-4-3 formation on the field with Ederson on goal; Kyle Walker, Rúben Dias and Nathan Aké on the defensive line; João Cancelo, Rodri, Bernardo Silva and Philip Foden in the middle; and Riyad Mahrez, Sergio Agüero and Raheem Sterling in attack.
For their part, those led by Mikel Arteta were planted with a 3-4-3 strategy with Bernd Leno under the three suits; David Luiz, Gabriel Magalhães, Kieran Tierney in defense; Héctor Bellerín, Dani Ceballos, Granit Xhaka and Bukayo Saka in the midfield; and Nicolas Pépé, Pierre Aubameyang and Willian up front.
The designated referee for the match was Chris Kavanagh.
Man. City will visit West Ham United on the next matchday, while Arsenal will host Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium.
The local is in tenth place with 7 points and 2 wins, while the visitor reached 9 units and is placed in fifth place in the tournament.