(Video) 5 things we learned from City’s 1-nil loss to Arsenal

Esteemed Kompany host Steven Mcinerney goes over 5 things we learned from Manchester City’s weekend defeat to Arsenal. It was the champion’s second consecutive defeat in the Premier League. Pep Guardiola’s side were beaten by Wolves at Molineux the week prior.

Steven reacts to a dire City performance. It appeared that the treble winners would’ve been content with a draw. There was a distinct lack of intent to chase a win from Pep Guardiola’s side. It took a late Gabriel Martinelli deflected strike to beat City on the day.

It was clear to all who watched the match that City lacked creativity in midfield. The injury to Kevin De Bruyne has been well documented. He has been a big loss but won’t return until the New Year. Rodri’s creativity in midfield was also unavailable for the champions. It is an underrated aspect of Rodri’s game, but when it isn’t available the champions suffer. It will be a welcome return from suspension for Rodri following the international break.

Erling Haaland’s struggles continued during City’s defeat to Mikel Arteta’s side. City’s number 9 suffered from a lack of creativity in midfield. Arsenal also successfully subdued Haaland with their defensive set-up. Is it a sign of teams figuring out how to stop Haaland, or something wrong with the City set-up? Steven ponders this in the video below.

Hear Steven Mcinerney’s thoughts on all of this in the video below. He dissects 5 things we learned from another City defeat in the video below.

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