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It was another disappointing outing for the Gunners last night, as they were trounced 4-1 by Manchester City at the Emirates.
The match got off to a nightmare start, when Gabriel Jesus was given the freedom of the six-yard box to nod home in the third minute.
Alexandre Lacazette’s header had the Gunners level, but a Runar Alex Runarsson howler from a Riyad Mahrez free-kick gifted City another lead.
And this time, it was not to be relinquished, with Phil Foden and Aymeric Laporte adding further strikes.
After the game, Mikel Arteta said: “A really hard one to take considering how the game went.
“Against this level opponent when you give away the goals that we did it makes it impossible.”
And on his gaffe-prone keeper Runarsson, he added: “He hasn’t played a lot of games for us, he hasn’t adapted to the league and that’s it. We all make mistakes and we have to support him.”
On his buddy Arteta, Pep Guardiola said: “I didn’t speak with him. We’ll speak in the next days.
“What can I say in our position as a manager we’ll be judged by the results. Only I can say I was with him for a long period, the most successful period our club had.
“Sometimes in our job we need time. It’s time to be patient. He’s an outstanding manager, incredible work ethic and puts the club in front of any decisions he has to make.”
The match was further marred by Gabriel Martinelli’s injury, sustained in a challenge with Zack Steffen.
He had been making his first start since March 2.
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