Manchester Metropolis’s Raheem Sterling condemned Arsenal to its second defeat of the season as he fired his facet to a 1-Zero win on the Etihad Stadium within the Premier League on Saturday.
Sterling slotted dwelling within the 23rd minute after a Phil Foden shot was parried out by visiting keeper Bernd Leno, on the finish of a flowing Metropolis counter-attack.
The England ahead was skippering the Metropolis staff within the absence of their injured Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.
“They had been a troublesome staff to interrupt down, rather well drilled and made it troublesome for us. Ultimately we deserved the win. We stored it tight and compact and deserved the win,” mentioned Sterling.
Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta, who took over on the London membership after working below Pep Guardiola at Metropolis, had clearly ready his facet nicely tactically and so they regarded strong, regardless of dropping defender Rob Holding to harm throughout the warm-up.
Arsenal created a number of openings within the first half however twice Metropolis keeper Ederson was alert and fast off his line, foiling Bakary Sako after which Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Metropolis’s again 4, with Ruben Dias partnering Nathan Ake within the centre of defence, regarded far more strong than within the opening video games of the marketing campaign.
Arsenal’s new signing, Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid, made his first look for the Gunners off the bench with seven minutes remaining.
Arsenal is now and not using a victory in its final 29 Premier League away video games in opposition to ‘Huge Six’ opponents since a 2-Zero win at Metropolis in January 2015.