Arsenal fell to a 5-0 defeat against Manchester City in Saturday afternoon’s Premier League meeting as Pep Guardiola’s side crushed the ten-men Gunners, losing three successive league matches to start the season for the first time since 1954/55.
The Gunners, who arrived at the Etihad having lost their previous eight Premier League fixtures against City, made a terrible start after falling behind to Ilkay Gundogan’s seventh-minute header.
City doubled their lead just five minutes later through Ferran Torres’s close-range finish after yet more woeful Arsenal defending, then Xhaka saw red for a two-footed lunge on Joao Cancelo ten minutes before half-time – an incident which the Arsenal manager later admitted left him angry.
Gabriel Jesus added a third two minutes before the interval after fine approach play from Jack Grealish to end the game as a contest, with Torres heading in his second to complete the scoring six minutes from time.
Last Sundag, Arsena also lost to Chelsea 2-0 when Romelu Lukaku and Reece James scored goals.
The pressure continues to mount on under-fire Gunners boss Mikel Arteta after a horror show at the Etihad.
Arsenal, who failed to have a single shot on target in the entire match, drop to the bottom of the table, while the champions go top ahead of Saturday afternoon’s contests