Guardiola will ditch ribbon if Man City results affected

City will now hope to re-establish a 16-point lead at the top of the Premier League when the sides meet again later this week but Gundogan is not taking another victory for granted. In regards to goals scored, I am expecting Arsenal to park the bus again so we should go for the under 2.5 goals.

Arsenal created opportunities but were wasteful in front of goal as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed a penalty (53).

"I am long enough in the game to know that when you lose a big game, people always say that the players don't want it enough", added the French managerial veteran.

Wenger keeps in contact with many of his hundreds of former players but the decision to issue an ultimatum to Henry last season may influence his opinion on whether he's likely to recommend the former striker.

"Hopefully we have the desire to win, to be the best team in England".

- The Gunners have lost more matches in all competitions in 2018 than any other Premier League team (seven).

I'm not saying I was the first, but some of the Arsene Knows Best brigade had to wait until the Ostersunds debacle to realise things aren't going to get better as they are.

The Arsenal manager, who appeared to have been waiting for Guardiola to emerge from the tunnel, had some serious words for his Man City counterpart just before kick-off. The outside of the stadium isn't looking so great, though, and with Storm Emma wreaking havoc all over the United Kingdom, this one may still be called off-we'll update you if that's the case. "The next six fixtures in the Premier League are bad in terms of the quality of our opponents. Four are away", Guardiola told a news conference on Wednesday. The striker waited before playing a ideal pass to David Silva, who finished past Petr Cech. He whizzed a pass inside to Sergio Aguero on the edge of the area, before Silva was played in to dribble past right back Hector Bellerin too easily before firing past Cech.

City then exhibited their speed on the counter-attack for a third five minutes later as Aguero, Kevin de Bruyne and Kyle Walker combined to set up Sane to tap home his 12th goal of the season.

Pep Guardiola's side became the first team after Chelsea in 2005/06 season to beat Arsenal three times in the same season with the defeats occurring at different grounds.

Kroenke Jr. has a deeper and broader interest in football compared to his father but the final decision on the next Arsenal boss will nearly certainly be on Gazidis' shoulders.

  • Julie Sanders