Arsenal Equal Embarrassing Record During Man City Loss

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It may be Arsenal’s defence that is going to receive the brunt of fans and pundits criticisms after today’s 3-1 loss to Manchester City, but the Gunners’ attack wasn’t exactly up to much this afternoon, either.

In fact, the Gunners were so limp going forward in the second half of today’s game, they managed to equal an almost four-year-old record last set during the first half of a 1-1 draw against Manchester United in 2015.

Unai Emery’s team somehow managed to fail to muster a single attempt on target during the second 45 against City today, despite having a promising first half.

The stat is a damning indictment of how much today’s performance fell off a cliff once City retook the lead just before the interval. After Laurent Koscielny’s equaliser, the Gunners actually looked threatening and created a couple of openings against a City team that looked relatively rattled and shaky at the back.

But once Aguero tapped home his second, the result was inevitable and Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions comfortably dominated the second half.