Manchester City regained the top spot in the points table after beating Arsenal 3-1 on Wednesday night (16 February) at the Emirates Stadium. The reigning champions returned to the top for the first time since November in the ongoing season after Mikel Arteta’s men gave away three goals.
During the top of the table clash, Mikel Arteta was once again the centre of attraction on the touchline. After giving the visitors the lead in the first half of the match, the Belgian playmaker was seen some heated exchange in the early minutes of the second half.
After the scoreline was levelled at 1-1, the ball rolled out for a Manchester City throw-in at the start of the second half. The Arsenal coach who was on the touchline tried to delay the attacking midfielder from putting it back into the play area by knocking it away. In response to this, the Belgian footballer shove the Arsenal boss off and wagged his finger in his face.
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Kevin De Bruyne (24’), Jack Grealish (72’) and Earling Haaland (82’) were among the goals from the inning team, while it was only Bukayo Saka (42’) from the other side.
While Arsenal will next face Aston Villa on 18 February at the Villa Park, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will see Nottingham Forest on the same day at the City Ground.