Defending champions, Manchester City put up a five-star performance as they thrashed Arsenal 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium.
After a brilliant first five minutes from Arsenal, Manchester City picked it up from there, and in the seventh minute, Ilkay Gundogan scored the opener with a lovely header from a Gabriel Jesus cross.
Five minutes later, Manchester City made it 2-0, after Arsenal’s defense could not stop Bernardo Silva’s snot, and Ferran Torres tapped in from close range.
Things went from bad to worse for Arsenal, when Granit Xhaka was sent off for a bad double footed, stud showing tackle on Joao Cancelo, and referee Martin did not waste time in sending off the midfielder.
Following a lovely run from 100 million pounds signing, Jack Grealish in the 43rd minute, gave a short pass to Jesus, and the Brazilian finished to make it 3-0.
Just eight minutes after the restart, Manchester City made it 4-0 after a series of passes, Torres dropped the ball to Rodri, and the Spaniard curled the ball into the bottom right corner.
Second-half substitutes, Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez combined well to cause the Gunners problems, and their pressure paid off as Mahrez’s cross was headed home by Torres, who got his brace to make it 5-0.
Arsenal have now ended their worse start in the Premier League era, while Manchester City’s charge to defend their title is going on well with back to back 5-0 wins.