Manchester City’s ruthless display against Arsenal proved why they ought not to be too disappointed by the failure to sign Harry Kane or Cristiano Ronaldo.
Manchester City piled more misery on 10-man Arsenal with another five goal thrashing at the Etihad Stadium in a lunchtime stroll.
It was a game which had considerable incident to debate as Burnley picked up a valuable point against Arsenal in their battle for Premier League survival.
Raheem Sterling’s early goal was enough for Manchester City to win at Arsenal and restore their 10 point lead at the top of the Premier League.
Manchester United broke an unbeaten away record but dropped another two points in the title race after a stalemate at injury-hit Arsenal.