Arsenal and Manchester City starred in the final game of Matchday 8 of the Premier League at the impressive Emirates Stadium with a painful Gunner victory, as they managed to win the game at least thanks to a goal by Gabriel Martinelli .
The game was close and even most of the time, and both teams had at least one chance to win, and thus, deservedly, Arsenal got 3 important points in the fight for the English title.
The key to Arsenal’s win over Manchester City
Gabriel Martinelli came on as a substitute at the beginning of the second half after overcoming his injury and in the 86th minute, after a good pass to the back of Kai Havertz’s goal, he took advantage of the opportunity to get a shot that became small. Aké deflected to insert himself into Ederson’s goal.
Finally for Arteta
Mikel Arteta won the tactical battle against Pep Guardiola for the first time since they met in the Premier League, breaking a long dominance of the citizens, recalling the legendary confrontation they had last season for almost the entire time on the road to the title.
City in decline?
In a surprising way, and even more so considering that they started the season at a perfect pace, City registered two consecutive defeats in the Premier League, leaving important points on the road, since the other day they lost against Wolverhampton and today. they lost to an Arsenal that raised its hand to fight again until the end.
To the top!
With this victory, Arsenal climbed the table and is now in second place, just below Tottenham, however, they are tied in points (20) and goal difference (10); On the other hand, Manchester City remains in third place with 18 points.
Pep Guardiola came out with Erling Haaland and Julián Álvarez, in good form, commanding offensive power, unfortunately for their cause, the Norwegian striker and the Argentine striker, could not attend the scoreboard, leaving their team no points. and in two consecutive defeats in the Premier League.