Arsenal failed to build on their midweek 6-0 win over West Bromwich Albion in the Carabao Cup, as Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City slammed them with a heavy 5-0 defeat in the Premier League on Saturday.
Mikel Arteta’s side, reduced to 10 men in the first half, suffered a third straight opening games defeat for the first since 1954 and dropped to the bottom of the premier league table with a -9 in goal difference, having now conceded nine goals in three games without scoring any.
City captain Ilkay Gundogan and striker Ferran Torres opened the floodgates with quickfire goals in the first 12 minutes, Gabriel Jesus made it three, and any hope Arsenal had of an unlikely comeback ended midfielder Granit Xhaka was sent off for lunging into a challenge on Joao Cancelo.
After the break, Rodri made it four. Torres rounded off the rout with six minutes to go.