Jack87 news today, asianbookie Manchester City’s Erling Haaland celebrates after scoring in Premier League clash

A fragile Arsenal defence, lacking the reassuring presence of William Saliba, was unable to contain Erling Haaland’s power, even until the end of the game for the Norwegian to score his 49th goal of the season .

Haaland turned twice to provide help for Kevin De Bruyne, who opened fire early in each half.

Between the fixtures, Arsenal’s weakness in defending set pieces was laid bare as John Stones headed home De Bruyne’s free-kick in first-half stoppage time.

Guardiola heaped praise on his former assistant Mikel Arteta ahead of the game as he raised the bar for Arsenal, putting them back in contention for a first Premier League title in 19 years.

But Arteta still can’t find the antidote to defeating his former boss, boda8 malaysia as Arsenal have lost 12 consecutive league games to Manchester City.

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne reacts after scoring first Premier League goal against Arsenal

Arguably, the damage was done even before Arsenal set foot at the Etihad with three consecutive draws.

Arteta’s side twice led 2-0, dropping points at Liverpool and West Ham before being held to a 3-3 draw at home by bottom-of-the-table Southampton.

These results have sown the seeds of doubt, with City using a masterclass to get the young Gunners back in their place.

De Bruyne and Haaland formed a special bond from day one of the season but with Haaland assisting twice and boda8 the Belgian’s lethality in front of goal, the normal roles were reversed .

“The link between Kevin and Erling is extraordinary,” Guardiola said. “Today we try to use it as much as possible.”

City still have a lot of work to do not only to retain their title, but to potentially become only the second English team to complete a Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup treble in the same season.

Conquering Europe for the first time remains the biggest challenge, especially with defending champions Real Madrid awaiting in the Champions League semi-finals.

Arsenal players clash with Manchester City in Premier League match at Etihad Stadium in Manchester

As the Premier League title decider, Manchester City beat Arsenal 4-1 on Wednesday to become English champions for the fifth time in six years, and it was hardly a game.

City are yet to climb to the top of the table with Arsenal still two points clear, but the momentum of the title race appears to have turned decisively for Pep Guardiola’s side as they have a chance to stretch the distance with two games in hand.

The Gunners have lost just four games all season, but two of those have come against City’s ultimate test, obviously.

The 3-1 home defeat when the two sides met in February was at least a narrowly decided game. This time it was a rout.

“We lost at the Emirates in a very different way,” boda8 thai Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said. “The quality of performances today is nowhere near what we’re capable of.”

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