Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was left with more misery as his side was humiliated again 3-0 by Man City in the Premier League on Thursday evening.
This defeat came four days on from crumbling meekly to a 3-0 defeat in the Carabao Cup final.
Most people expected Arsenal to take advantage of being at home and take revenge on the Citizens. However, Arsenal disintegrated once more as the visitors scored three times in the opening 33 minutes in front of a sparse crowd at the Emirates.
Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane were on target to inflict a third straight defeat on Arsenal and leave them 10 points adrift of the Premier League top four in sixth place.
Arsenal got some hope for a come-back in the 58th minute when they got a penalty after Otamendi fouled Ramsey in the box. This was not to be as the Gunners £56 million club record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saw his penalty saved by Ederson.
Sub-zero temperatures and the apathy caused by Arsenal’s display at Wembley on Sunday saw thousands of seats go unoccupied at the Emirates.
The lines around the pitch were painted blue ahead of kick-off in case an expected snow shower covered the field.
Unfortunately for the home fans that did brave the cold, that was the only novelty on a night of familiar failings from Wenger’s men, who have now lost seven times in 12 games this year.
City’s 3,000 travelling fans, meanwhile, braved the snow to enjoy outstanding performance by their team. The win means City need just five more wins to clinch the Premier League title.
To be fair to Arsenal, they did at least offer more attacking threat than they had in the 3-0 League Cup Final defeat at Wembley on Sunday.
Arsenal’s record in all competitions in 2018 now reads P13 W4 D2 L7. The result leaves theml in sixth place and 10 points off the Champions League spots.