Ederson – 6: Had very little to do. Accidentally bundled into Eric Garcia.
Kyle Walker – 6: Offered width and occupied Bacary Saka.
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Eric Garcia – 7: Put in a composed performance before suffering a nasty-looking injury.
America Laporte – 7: Played well before being substituted.
Benjamin Mendy – 7: Several forays down the left.
David Silva – 8: Supreme on the ball before being replaced in the second half.
Kevin De Bruyne – 8: Scored one from the spot and picked up yet another assist.
Ilkay Gundogan – 7: A commanding performance in midfield.
Riyad Marrez – 7: Constantly probing by cutting in from the right side.
Raheem Sterling – 8: Scored City’s opener with a fiercely struck shot on the bounce.
Gabriel Jesus – 6: A quiet game for the Brazilian leading the line.
Fernandinho – 6: Typically solid at the back, if unspectacular. Rarely tested.
Rodri – 6: Kept it simple after coming off the bench.
David Silva – 7: Looked typically supreme on the ball in cameo.
Sergio Aguero – 6: Did not manage to create a clear opening for himself.
Bernd Leno – 7: Kept Arsenal in the game at 0-0 and made a series of smart stops, notably to deny De Bruyne’s fine free-kick
Hector Bellerin – 5: Coped better on his side than Tierney but unable to influence the game going forward as Arsenal retreated.
Shkodran Mustafa – 5: Looked solid in comparison to his calamitous partners.
Pablo Mari – 3: Made a horrific challenge on Sterling before injury forced him off.
Kieran Tierney – 4: Struggled to cope as City found space in behind him.
Granit Xhaka – n/a: Picked up an injury inside five minutes before coming off.
Matteo Guendouzi – 5: Roamed across the base of the midfield in hope of sparking something but lacked consistency with his passing.
Joe Willock – 5: A tough evening with City’s midfield outclassing Arsenal’s and leaving Willock chasing for most of the game.
Bukayo Saka – 5: Unable to get on the ball enough to influence the game but kept his position to offer the Gunners an outlet.
Edward Nketiah – 5: Mistimed his run as City stepped up and squandered a great chance.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 5: Unable to inspire a hapless Gunners with his future looking increasingly uncertain.
David Luiz – 1: Terrible attempt at a clearance allowed Sterling’s opener, then a foul on Mahrez to concede a penalty and earn a red card. A disaster.
Dani Ceballos – 5: Came on cold to help fill in for Xhaka but was overwhelmed by City’s class.
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