The chants directed back and forth between Arsenal and Manchester City’s supporters during their clash earlier today have been going viral online this evening.
The two sides went head to head at the Emirates, in the final fixture of the Premier League’s opening weekend.
The clash marked the first competitive fixture in charge for new Arsenal boss Unai Emery, while Pep Guardiola’s City were aiming to get their bid to become the first side in history to retain the Premier League title off to the best possible start.
On the pitch, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Matteo Guendouzi were handed their full Arsenal debuts, while City summer signing Riyad Mahrez was also handed a starting berth for the visitors:
📋 Here’s our team news…
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 12, 2018
Your Champions’ line-up! 🙌
City XI | Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy, Fernandinho (C), Gündogan, Bernardo, Mahrez, Sterling, Agüero
Subs | Bravo, Kompany, De Bruyne, Sané, Otamendi, Jesus, Foden
— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 12, 2018
In the end, a relatively straightforward evening’s work for Manchester City saw the Sky Blues emerge with a 2-0 victory in North London, courtesy of goals from Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva.
Arsenal fans will likely not have been overly disappointed with their side’s first display under the tutelage of Unai Emery, as the Gunners did not look the complete raggedy mess they so often have versus the Premier League’s top clubs over recent seasons at the Emirates earlier today.
Back and forth
However, the travelling Manchester City support at the Emirates couldn’t help but take aim at their Gunners counterparts nevertheless, with the Citizens’ fanbase having suggested that the reason Arsene Wenger departed the club this summer was down to their struggles on the pitch.
Not to be outdone, though, Arsenal’s fans quickly hit back, defending their legendary tactician and highlighting the lack of historical success of the Citizens with one simple line:
City fans: ‘Arsene Wenger, he left ‘cos you’re sh*t’
Arsenal fans: ‘Arsene Wenger, he’s won more than you’
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) August 12, 2018