Thanks to national player Ilkay Gündogan, Manchester City has shed its frustration over the failed mega transfer from Cristiano Ronaldo. The English champions defeated Arsenal FC in the 100th Premier League appearance of goalkeeper Bernd Leno 5-0 (3-0) on Saturday.
Gündogan (7th), Ferran Torres (12th / 84th), Gabriel Jesus (43rd) and Rodri (53rd) scored for the Citizens, at Arsenal captain and ex-Gladbacher Granit Xhaka (35th) saw because of a rough game the red card in the first round.
Manchester, RB Leipzig’s first opponent in the Champions League on September 15, celebrated their second win of the season. On Friday, City was initially considered a favorite to sign Ronaldo after his departure from Juventus Turin was announced. Instead, the five-time world footballer decided to return to his ex-club and City’s local rivals Manchester United.
Meanwhile, Arsenal FC slide further into the crisis, the bankruptcy in Manchester was the third defeat in the third game of the season – with a goal balance of 0: 9. Gunners team manager Mikel Arteta, once an assistant coach at City of Pep Guardiola, is increasingly coming under scrutiny.