A double by Spanish Ferrán Torres led to Manchester City’s win (5-0) against Arsenal, with Norwegian Martin Odegaard as the starter and who is already bottom of the Premier.
Pep Guardiola once again exposed Mikel Arteta in the clash played at the Etihad that opened the third date of the English league.
Before the break, the champion had already sentenced the shock that his rival faced, in the second half, with one less player due to the expulsion of the Swiss Granit Xhaka in the 35th minute.
By then Manchester City already had an income of two goals. The German Ilkay Gundogan opened the scoring with a head when he took advantage of a Gabriel Jesús cross in the seventh minute.
Five later, Ferran went into action. The Spaniard, who intervened in three of the goals, scored the second by taking advantage of a loose ball inside the visiting area.
Arsenal did not rebuild, which had enough to stop the avalanche of Pep Guardiola’s team. Even more so when a hard tackle by Xhaka was punished with a red card. The Gunners were left with ten men.
Shortly before intermission, City scored the third when Gabriel Jesús made a profit from a Jack Grealish cross.
Guardiola’s team didn’t take their foot off the gas afterwards. Rodri made the fourth, in the 53rd minute, through a pass from Ferran, who signed the fifth after an action by Algerian Riyad Mahrez four minutes before closing.
The win keeps Manchester City at the top of the table and leaves Arsenal in the tail, with no points in three games.