Pep Guardiola, attack has since felt like the best style of defence and when the City manager could call on Kevin De Bruyne in form such as this, it makes a lot of sense to everyone.
Manchester City’s title defence has foundered on issues at the back but they didn’t have to bother about anything in defensive terms. The worries are mainly on Freddie Ljungberg and Arsenal, during an extreme poor performance.
Man City 3-0 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium pushed the Gunners deeper into crisis.
Kevin de Bruyne scored a first-half noble as the defending champions cruised into a three-goal lead by the interval with two powerful strikes, either side of a perfect pass that laid on City’s second for Raheem Sterling’s simple roundup.
The result casts a very bad spell on Arsenal caretaker manager Freddie Ljungberg, whom a lot of confidence was placed on by the team owners after he took charge following the sack of Unai Emery. He has only won one out of his five matches since he took charge.
Arsenal’s poor performance and lack of inspiration in an Emirates Stadium devoid of life and atmosphere will increase the urgent need to appoint a full-time coach to head the team, although it’s still not clear which coach is likely to be appointed.
Manchester City is still 14 points away from league leaders Liverpool after beating Arsenal.