Good morning Arsenal fans
Manchester City have climbed up to the top of the Premier League table after beating Arsenal 3-1 at the Emirates.
City broke the deadlock after only 24 minutes with Kevin De Bruyne’s opener.
The Gunners, who have a game in hand, equalised with Bukayo Saka’s penalty just three minutes before half-time.
But City regained the lead with Jack Grealish in the 72nd minute and Erling Haaland, who was a doubt before the game due to a knock, sealed the win on 82 minutes.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admitted the North Londoners were “imprecise” against City but still has faith in their title hunt.
Arteta told Amazon: “We lost it. It was an incredible battle against two teams. We had them, but gave them the goals. We had three big chances but didn’t put them away, and that was the difference.
“To beat them we have to be over our level because they are such a team. We had them in big moments, but in the big moments they were better than us. We were really imprecise.
“We put ourselves in trouble. In certain areas of the pitch we overplayed. We got punished. The atmosphere and performance was really good. If you take away the way we gave them three goals.
“I have more belief because we went head to head with City. We have to go to the next one. We have a really difficult game next. I have more belief in my players [that we can win the league].”
Meanwhile, Arsenal are the frontrunners to sign West Ham star Declan Rice despite his links to Chelsea.
That is why the Blues will focus their attention on Borussia Dortmund superstar Jude Bellingham as they resign themselves to defeat in the race for Rice.
According to the Telegraph, the West Londoners’ owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali will now “move heaven and earth” to try and sign Bellingham.
SunSport also recently revealed how Boehly was “obsessed” about signing the midfielder in the summer transfer window.
Finally, Arteta confirmed there is no timeframe for Gabriel Jesus’ return to action.
But the Spanish tactician insists Jesus is making very good progress after undergoing knee injury.
The striker sustained medial ligament damage while on international duty with Brazil at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Arteta said: “Doing really well he’s been doing quite a lot of work on the ball already and his rehab is going well”