A hat-trick from Sergio Aguero condemned Arsenal to a 3-1 defeat against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
Just a minute after kick-off, Manchester City capitalized on some sloppy play by Arsenal, with Aguero heading home Aymeric Laporte’s cross from close range. Captain Laurent Koscielny reinstated parity ten minutes later, heading home from a set-piece situation.
Aguero made it 2-1 in favour of the reigning Premier League champions on the verge of half-time, before adding his third goal of the game a little after the hour mark to put the result beyond a doubt. The result meant Manchester City closed down the gap to leaders Liverpool to just two points, with the Reds scheduled to play West Ham United on Monday.
Arsenal, who started the matchweek in fourth place, find themselves down in the sixth spot now, with both Chelsea and Manchester United registering victories in their respective matches against Huddersfield Town and Leicester City. Here’s how the Arsenal supporters reacted to the disappointing defeat to Pep Guardiola’s side on social media;
Being an Arsenal supporter. pic.twitter.com/LkCFvz7GfX
— Sirayii kwiiine (@Mmomo94) February 3, 2019
— Heuraclitus (@Heurak) February 3, 2019
Arsenal will give me a heart attack one day😔 pic.twitter.com/Dve6dicQut
— Redmaster (@ShamblesAndSins) February 3, 2019
— Texas Gooner (@dfwtexasgooner) February 3, 2019
Gooners: What do we do in training?
— Wicky (@Wicknes007) February 3, 2019
— Frank Ganda (@FrankGanda) February 3, 2019
Hire Emery. 6th.
Buy a brand new £100m defence. 6th
Unbeaten in 23. 6th
Emery has made a positive impact 6th
Aubameyang scored 14. 6th
Drop Ozil from squad.6th
We Have Improved FC.
New Era FC.
Wenger Was Our Problem FC.
— Solskjaer™🇳🇴 (@SolskjaerFC) February 3, 2019
Arsenal 😂😂😂😂. To think I supported you over 17 years ago.
— Nana_Qwame (@manueljagz) February 3, 2019
You don't say there goes the final whistle. You say there we go again. How could we not get just even one CB even when there are known injuries?
— Johnson Oluga (@exit4one) February 3, 2019
Alex Iwobi drew a lot of ire from the Arsenal fans, after his mistake led to City’s opening goal. The Nigerian tried to dribble his way out in a dangerous position, only to see the ball being taken off him, before Laporte and Aguero did the rest. And supporters weren’t happy with the academy man, with many demanding that he be sold;
Alex Iwobi dribbles like he's buffering
— Lil Guendhouzi Vert (@mannyy_oa) February 3, 2019
Iwobi lied about being related to Okocha so Arsenal would play him more
— ㅤً (@Kashaveli_) February 3, 2019
Lichsteiner and Iwobi. The worst right side I’ve ever witnessed
— TikiTakaConnor (@TikiTakaConnor) February 3, 2019
Iwobi needs to seriously take it down a notch with this dribbling he’s always trying to achieve! Slows down the tempo of the game sometimes and falls down to no end product
— StrawberryShakeman (@ItsFijay) February 3, 2019
Arsenal must sell Iwobi asap.
— Papa Yaw. (@franck_appiah) February 3, 2019
Somebody please call Iwobi for me, i need to talk to him 🤦🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/OK63dmCgbU
— Yahya adam (@Yahyaadam254) February 3, 2019
WHY IWOBI IS STILL ON THE PITCH ?? pic.twitter.com/YGbFSnSlW7
— Azman Ibrahim (@azemanibra) February 3, 2019
He's right! We need a captain and we need to sell iwobi he costs us the game
— Bawest (@Maurice_Bawest) February 3, 2019