Arsenal vs Man City : EPL Highlights | Martinelli's late goal gives Arteta a 1-0 victory over Pep for the first time in a league match

Arsenal sneak in a late winner through Gabriel Martinelli who returned from injury as a substitute against the team in blue and Arteta managed to beat Pep for the first time in a league match.

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Arsenal vs Man City : EPL Highlights | Martinelli's late goal gives Arteta a 1-0 victory over Pep for the first time in a league match

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 6: Erling Haaland of Manchester City and William Saliba of Arsenal challenge during The FA Community Shield match between Manchester City and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 6, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Sportsphoto/Allstar via Getty Images) Arsenal vs Manchester City | Sportz Point | Premier League |

Arsenal beat Manchester City 1-0 in front of their own fans at the Emirates Stadium, thanks to Gabriel Martinelli's deflected effort which earned him the goal on his return from injury. Manchester City were unbeaten against Arsenal in the Premier League since 2015 and the winning streak is over for the Cityzens. Arteta's men pulled off a statement win which would give the Gunners a huge boast for the rest of the campaign.

The match was a sheer tactical one but it all came down to who wanted it more, and it ended in Arsenal's favour. A draw would've been a much fairer result, some would say but Arsenal's performance in the second half deserved all three points. They had the better chances, they had most of the ball, they looked composed and most importantly they managed to score a goal.

Questions on the VAR would be asked as they again involved themselves in controversy by not giving a "straight red card" for Kovacic's first challenge on Odegaard and also, for not showing a "second yellow card" for the Croatian's bad foul on Declan Rice. The inconsistency in officiating is becoming a regular thing now.

Match Details

Match: Arsenal vs Man City

Date: 8 October, 2023 (Sunday)

Venue: The Emirates Stadium, North London

Time: 9:00 pm (IST), 3:30 pm (GMT) and 4:30 (UK Time)

Live streaming: Sports18 and Disney Hotstar

Arsenal Starting XI

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Photo Credit :- Arsenal Twitter

Man City Starting XI

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Photo credit :- Manchester City Twitter

Arsenal vs Man City | Live Score' ARS 1-0 MCI

First Half Begins!

Arsenal vs Man City is underway at the Emirates.

05'| Real let off for Arsenal

Nathan Ake missed from close distance and the Gunners escape an early scare following a corner.

07'| Good pressing by Arsenal

Arsenal are keeping the pressure on Manchester City who are trying to play through the midfield.

09'| Good play by Arsenal

Arsenal are trying to pass through the City defense but the visitors are keeping their shape well.

13'| City's controlling the game

Manchester City have managed to slow down the pace of the game and are keeping the ball at the moment.

17'| Good pressure by Alvarez

Julian Alvarez almost forced a big mistake off David Raya's delayed pass and it hit the side netting.

21'| Good pressure by City

Manchester City are coming on their grove and have put Arsenal in immense pressure but it's still nil nil.

23'| Yellow card for Silva

Bernardo Silva received a yellow card for a bad tackle on Nketiah.

26'| Nketiah's shot is wide

Eddie Nketiah took advantage of Dias's mistake and tried to curl the ball in the far post but was unsuccessful in doing so.

28'| Yellow card for Kovicic

Mateo Kovacic received a yellow card for a dangerous tackle on Odegaard and VAR is taking a look for a possible red.

33'| Alvarez tries his luck

Julian Alvarez took a shot from way outside of the box but it sailed over the target.

37'| Arsenal on the attack

Arsenal is on the charge now but City's defense looks impenetrable.

40'| End to end football

Arsenal are trying to push City to the very end through long crosses in the right flanks but the visitors countered it with an amazing counter attack. It's still 0-0 at the Emirates.

45'| Good play by Arsenal

Arsenal are sticking to their game plan of passing and possessional football but City's making life hard for Arteta's men.

2 minutes of additional time.

45'| Half time ARS 0-0 MCI

45'| Substitution for Arsenal

Martinelli replaced Trossard.

47'| Good pressure by Arsenal

Arsenal are keeping the pressure on right from the very start of the second half.

50'| Arsenal on the charge

Martinelli seems to have given Arsenal the must needed edge and it's all Arsenal at the moment.

55'| Free kick for City

Martinelli's foul on Rico Lewis triggered a free kick on the edge of the box and it could be a way through for the visitors.

61'| Corner for Arsenal

Arsenal are playing good football and has managed to create a few goal scoring opportunities too. In this case Gabriel Jesus did really well against Foden but Ake came to City's rescue.

65'| Good punch by Raya

Raya came up with a good punch which would give him some confidence and restrict City some scoring.

67'| Substitution for Manchester City

Stones, Doku and Nunes replaced Lewis, Alvarez and Kovacic.

72'| Good defending by Walker

Kyle Walker stopped Martinelli and Jesus dead in their tracks and restricted Arsenal from scoring.

74'| Substitution for Arsenal

Tomiyashu, Havertz and Partey replaced Zinchenko, Nketiah and Jorginho.

79'| Good pressure by City

City are looking to keep the ball on their feet and have managed to keep Arsenal quiet for a while.

85'| Arsenal on the attack

Arsenal are pushing Manchester City to the very end and they're very persistent.

87'| Martinelli gives Arsenal the lead!

A right footed Gabriel Martinelli strike hit Nathan Ake on the face and it's deflected behind Ederson's net. It's 1-0 to Arsenal.

4 minutes of additional time.

90'| Arsenal are managing the game well

Arsenal have managed to keep their composure well and are trying to pass Arsenal to victory.

Match Ends!

Arsenal have beaten Manchester City 1-0 and it's a statement win for the Gunners.

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