Arsenal humbled on their own turf by a dominant Man City.
This really was men v boys stuff. Arsenal was handed a beating today and there are almost no excuses to explain away this defeat.
The game started frantically, Arsenal could have gone ahead through Gabriel Martinelli in the first minute but Ederson managed to turn the young Brazilians effort away and within 90 seconds it was City that was ahead.
Fernandinho ran out of the City defence, knocks a wonderful pass to Gabriel Jesus who turns it back from the edge of the Arsenal box to Kevin de Bruyne, who smacks the ball into the net with fantastic technique.
It never got any better from there on, there was the odd moment when Arsenal was a threat but rarely. City absolutely dominated and you just knew we were in for one of those afternoons where Arsenal was concerned.
City grabbed their second on the 15th minute with that man de Bruyne setting up Raheem Sterling. The defence was all over the place it has to be said.
The third City goal comes on the 40th minute and again, De Bruyne was involved grabbing his second of the afternoon.
This was a very poor first half for Arsenal. City was the better team but only because they were allowed to be. Arsenal showed zero passion, they were listless and the crowd understandably booed them off at half time.
To be honest, at this point I was fearing for the second half.
The second 45 minutes was not as frantic as the first 45 and to be honest it was lifeless. I got the feeling that City was doing just enough to keep a clean sheet.
Ozil did his usual slow walk off the pitch and was clearly not a happy man that he was subbed. I am not sure what he has to complain about, he deserved to be brought off. Though, he was not the only one to be fair.
At no stage did Arsenal look like getting back into the game, the crowd were subdued and so were the players.
I have to admit that I feared the worse at half time and so I suppose the second half was a bit of a relief but the bottom line is that we should never be suffering these sort of defeats at home.
It was obvious the gap in class between the two sides and the size of the job for whoever takes over is a daunting one. Arsenal was thoroughly outplayed and to some extent toyed with. It really is going to be a long hard season.