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‘How many more?’ Arsenal fans fume at one man in first half of Manchester City clash

The Gunners were not happy with one City star in the opening half of the game

Arsenal fans have taken to social media in their droves to level their anger at Manchester City star Bernardo Silva amid his treatment of Gunners star Bukayo Saka in the first half of the top of the table clash.

The two sides leading the Premier League clashed at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday evening in one of the most highly anticipated games of the Premier League season so far, with a perch atop English football the reward for the victor.

It was the biggest game for Arsenal since the Europa League final defeat to Chelsea in 2019, and even without Thomas Partey and Gabriel Jesus, they flew out of the traps against the Premier League champions.

The game began in suitably tense fashion, with both sides feeling the other out and trying to prise an opening. The first chance of note came Arsenal’s way, with Eddie Nketiah heading wide from a Oleksandr Zinchenko.

Moments later, however, it was Kevin De Bruyne who gave Manchester City the lead, with the Belgian latching onto a poor backpass from Takehiro Tomiyasu to curl beyond Aaron Ramsdale, who was left in no-man’s land.

The Gunners grabbed a deserved equaliser when Ederson fouled Eddie Nketiah, allowing Bukayo Saka to slot home a penalty and send the two sides into the dressing rooms level at the interval.

Worse still, the Portuguese attacker turned defender was not afraid of handing out some meaty treatment to the Gunners star, which largely went unpunished much to the frustration of the Arsenal fans. He did finally receive a card in first half stoppage time for his third foul on the Englishman.

*He did finally receive a card in first half stoppage time for his third foul on the Englishman.

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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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