Man City 3-0 Arsenal Highlights
Arsenal’s turbulent week ended in more misery as Manchester City sent them to a fifth league defeat of the season.
The Gunners, who dropped skipper William Gallas after his midweek outburst, looked to be in freefall.
Stephen Ireland clipped in City’s first after Gael Clichy sliced a clearance, and Robinho doubled the lead when he superbly chipped Manuel Almunia.
Robinho had a shot cleared off the line before Daniel Sturridge scored with a penalty after he had been fouled.
Arsenal’s build-up to the match was blighted by Gallas’ public claims that his team lacks spirit and togetherness, while City had won only once in five league games.
Gallas paid a heavy price for his comments, but his absence at the heart of the defence also cost the Gunners as they imploded for City’s opener.
LAST SEASON’S CORRESPONDING GAME
2 February 2008 – Ref: Andre Marriner
Man City scorer: Gelson 28
Arsenal scorers: Adebayor 9, Eduardo 26, Adebayor 88