Pep Guardiola’s men are edge past Gunners 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium in a match that was settled by England winger Raheem Sterling, who scored the only goal in 23rd minutes of the game.

The Sky Blues owed much to an inspired showing by goalkeeper Ederson, whose superb saves prevented Arsenal from threatening to end their 29-game winless run against the ‘top six’.

Granit Xhaka toiled as Arsenal struggled to find the inspiration needed to threaten Manchester City, while Bukayo Saka was central to many of the Gunners’ best attacks.

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