Pitch Dish



Manchester City prove Arsenal don’t belong in first place with a 6-3 trouncing.

While Arsenal had some missed chances, their mistakes ultimately doomed them to defeat.

Arsene was quoted saying,

“We had tired legs and in the end we lost 6-3 but what hurts me more is that we had the opportunity to win and put City nine points behind us and, instead, they are three points behind us.
“That is very difficult to swallow because we played a team that was not unbeatable. We conceded many goals but honestly we could have scored six as well.
“We had three offsides given against us which were not offside, and a penalty turned down. The referee had a bad game.”

Ultimately arriving back in town at 4am on Thursday did not do them any favors. You could see that Arsenal was tired. And looking at their best player, Theo Walcott, played very little in two prior games of the week.

BBC Match Stats:

Manchester City – 6
Agüero 14′
Negredo 39′
Fernandinho 50′, 88′
Silva 66′
Yaya Touré 90′ (pen)

Arsenal – 3
Walcott 31′, 63′
Mertesacker 90′

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