It was a case of different manager same story for Arsenal on Sunday night, as the team rolled over in the second half of their defeat to Manchester City.
Strangely, there will have been a sense of optimism from the team and their supporters shortly before half-time, with it appearing as if they would be going in on level terms at the break at the Etihad Stadium.
The Gunners got off to the worst possible start, conceding inside the first minute as Sergio Aguero stooped to head the hosts in front early on. There was an absolute onslaught inside the first five minutes from the Premier League champions, who it seemed would be well out of sight by the time the break arrived.
However, Laurent Koscielny headed them level in the 10th minute, with it appearing as if Arsenal had rode the storm and come out stronger on the other side. The Gunners even enjoyed their own spell in the game of slight dominance, growing into the game but were rarely able to really test Ederson in the City goal.
Then came the game’s turning point, as Aguero tapped in the home side’s second on the stroke of half-time, which ultimately proved to be a killer blow for Unai Emery’s team, as they failed to ever really recover from the setback.