Manchester City secured a crucial win over Arsenal in the transfer window, returning to the top of the table for the first time since November last year. Pep Guardiola's "citizens" triumphed 3-1 at the Emirates, as they were cooler and more cautious, taking advantage of the opponent's mistakes.
It was precisely City who took the lead at the beginning, in the 24th minute of the challenge through De Bruyne. Mefushroi made good use of an errant back pass from Takehiro Tomiyasu, and beat goalkeeper Ramsdale. However, Arsenal equalized 3 minutes before the end of the first half. Bukayo Saka scored from the penalty spot, after goalkeeper Ederson's wrong tackle on Eddie Nketiah in the area.
The first half ended in a 1-1 draw, as the differences between the teams were small. However, in the second, Manchester City was more creative in its game, which was rewarded in the 72nd minute of the meeting. Jack Grealish concluded a quick and quite beautiful counter-attack by the opponents, taking the lead again.
Arsenal tried to get back into the game, but luckily for their friends, the Londoners' efforts failed. 10 minutes from the end of the match, Haaland scored the third goal for City, finally breaking the hopes of the hosts to get even 1 point. The author of the assist was De Bruyne who had a fantastic performance at the Emirates.
The result means City are now top of the Premier League table, level on points with Arsenal but with a better goal difference. However, the Londoners have one more game to play. The race for the title of champion in England is now open.