Football returned to England but Arsenal remained the same as they succumbed to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City away at the Etihad stadium.

Raheem Sterling, Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden were the scorers for the Citizens, who were by far the superior of the two teams.

The Gunners began the game well and rode a considerable storm in the first half, despite injuries to Pablo Mari and Granit Xhaka.

Then, right at the end of the first half, David Luiz made a hash of a simple clearance, allowing Sterling to run in behind and score.

If that was not enough, the aforementioned defender was caught on the wrong side of Riyad Mahrez early on in the second half and brought the latter down inside the box. A penalty and a red card were given to end a horror return to action for the Brazil international.

De Bruyne converted the penalty to make it 2-0. Thereafter, it was just a formality, with City adding the third goal in second-half stoppage time through Foden after some lovely football saw them cut through the Arsenal defence.

All in all, a disappointment night out for the Gunners.

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