Arsenal’s latest trip to the North-West was always going to be difficult.
Manchester City, unbeaten this season, have been playing with a confidence and swagger that has helped them open up a gap at the top of the table. In that respect, a 3-1 defeat doesn’t look so bad on paper.
On a tough afternoon, the most frustrating thing was our inability to keep hold of possession when facing the home side’s pressing tactics. Had we been a bit more composed, we might just have been able to make City pay for their profligacy.
Anyway, here’s how our players rated.
Bonus rating: 10/10 to Mikel Arteta for having hair that's still as black and lego-like as it was at Arsenal. Come home champ, we miss you. Bring City players.