Raheem Sterling’s header after just 90 seconds was enough to give Pep Guardiola three points against the side coached by his former assistant Mikel Arteta.
Although Arsenal have shown moments of great football, City have always sought to have other equipment as they continue to move towards the league title.
Manchester United remain second after a 3-1 home win over Newcastle United, who are now firmly engaged in a battle to avoid relegation.
Marcus Rashford put United in the lead in a poor home side first half after cutting from the left and shooting into the corner, but Allan Saint-Maximin scored an equalizer six minutes later after a corner kick.
The visitors expended a lot of energy in the opening 45 minutes and paid it off after the break when Daniel James smashed the house after 12 minutes of play, and Bruno Fernandes sealed the penalty win with 15 minutes left as Newcastle was fading.
Everton won a Merseyside derby against local rivals Liverpool for the first time since 1999 thanks to a third-minute goal from Richarlison and an 83rd-minute penalty from Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Jordan Pickford was also instrumental in Everton’s historic victory with a series of spectacular saves that helped doom Jurgen Klopp’s side to their fourth consecutive league loss and elevate Everton to points level with their neighbors. .
Chelsea have warmed up for next week’s Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid with a 1-1 draw at Southampton, who won their first point in seven games.
Takumi Minamino’s well-taken shot just after the half hour put Southampton in the lead, but Mason Mount’s 54th minute penalty gave Chelsea a point they deserved and they remain unbeaten since Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard as a trainer.
Leicester City strengthened their hold on third place with a 2-1 away win over Aston Villa thanks to two goals in four minutes from James Maddison’s first half and impressive Harvey Barnes.
Bertrand Traoré brought in a 48th-minute goal for the home side, but without Jack Grealish, Villa lacked the little extra she needed to take a point of the match. Meanwhile, Leicester will have to see how serious Maddison’s injury is after being sent off midway through the second half.
West Ham climbed over Chelsea to fourth place thanks to a 2-1 home win over Tottenham, who have now lost five of their last six Premier League games.
West Ham were quick in both halves with Michail Antonio leading them in the fifth minute and Jesse Lingard on loan doubled his lead two minutes into the second half.
Lucas Moura gave Spurs hope after taking the lead in a corner, but West Ham’s luck held as Gareth Bale and Son Heung-min saw efforts bounce off the woodwork in the dying minutes.
Ademola Lookman’s individual goal right after the break gave Fulham a vital 1-0 home win over Sheffield United, who once again failed to score.
Fulham’s victory puts them just three points behind Newcastle United, while Sheffield United are 14 points safe.
Burnley couldn’t beat West Brom in a game that ended 0-0 at Turf Moor, although West Brom missed many chances despite playing with 10 men for an hour, after that Semi Ajayi was sent off for denying Burnley a goal chance with deliberate handball after just half an hour.
Wolves beat Leeds United 1-0 on Friday night thanks to a 64th-minute shot from Adama Traore who rebounded from Illan Meslier to find himself in the net.
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