There seems to be no respite for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger as Man City yesterday compounded his woes with a second 3-0 humbling defeat for Arsenal fc in five days.
City’s Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane were on target to inflict a third straight defeat on Arsenal thus dropping them at the sixth place with a clear 10 points away from the Premier League top four.
Manchester City scored three times in the opening 33 minutes that totally devastated the Arsenal team in front of a sparse crowd at the Emirates.
With this win over Arsenal, Manchester City moved 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League within reach of claiming their first silverware of the Pep Guardiola era in the League Cup final on Sunday.
And a night to forget for the Gunners was complete when £56 million ($79 million) club record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saw his second-half penalty saved by Ederson.
Speaking at the post-match press conference, Wenger said; “You go up by stairs and come down by the lift, that is what happens with confidence”.
“We have to show we have the level to be at Arsenal football club.”
However, the Frenchman again refused to accept it is inevitable that his 22-year stay as boss is coming to a sad end.
“I am confident that nothing is permanent in life,” added Wenger. “It is down to how you respond and the focus and effort you show to turn things around.”
Sub-zero temperatures and the apathy caused by Arsenal’s display at Wembley on Sunday saw thousands of seats go unoccupied at the Emirates.
The lines around the pitch were painted blue ahead of kick-off in case an expected snow shower covered the field.
Unfortunately for the home fans that did brave the cold that was the only novelty on a night of familiar failings from Wenger’s men, who have now lost seven times in 12 games this year.
“Do you want the fans to be happy when you are 3-0 down? I am surprised you are surprised,” continued Wenger.
“It was combination of the weather conditions and the fact we had a big disappointment on Sunday.”