Yesterday night, as the English Premier League resumed, after three months of the necessary recess, imposed by the unseen enemy, known as COVID-19, Arsenal’s woes continued, as they failed to register a single shot on target in their match against second place Manchester City.
In the earlier fixture between Aston Villa and Sheffield United, it ended goalless. But it was not to be the same story for Mikel Arteta, as he returned to Etihad to face his former boss, Pep Guardiola, for the first time since leaving for Arsenal.
In an empty Etihad, City dominated the game from the start, but failed to break the deadlock until two minutes into extra time before the halftime, when Raheem Sterling volleyed the ball past the rather impressive, Bernd Leno.
Former Chelsea and PSG defender, David Luiz, failed to deal with the lifted pass and Sterling pounced.
City began the second half like they ended the first, as another Luiz blunder, this time a foul on Mahrez in the box, gave them a penalty, which Kevin de Bruyne calmly converted to make it 2:0.
With Luiz sent off, Manchester City switched into full gear from then onward, tormenting Arsenal from one end of the pitch to the other, with only Bernd Leno standing in their way of making the scoreline look even more convincing.
But it was not until the 90+2 minute that City concluded their most recent oppression of Arsenal, when Phil Foden made it 3:0.
City had 18 shots in total, with 12 on target, while Arsenal could only manage 3 shots, with none on target.
Arsenal has a lot to do if they’re to have any hopes of making it into the top four. City, on the other hand, have all but sealed second place.