Manchester City’s Phil Foden and Arsenal’s Ben White were involved in a heated bust-up after Wednesday night’s game that saw City beat Arsenal 4-1. The clash, which was captured on camera, showed Foden and White exchanging words, with Foden attempting to push White away after the Arsenal defender grabbed him by the shirt. Other players quickly intervened, ultimately de-escalating the situation.
Despite the post-match drama, City’s performance was a statement performance, putting Arsenal to the sword with a dominating display. City’s opening goal came just seven minutes into the game, with Kevin De Bruyne scoring with a curling shot in the bottom corner after a little knock down from Erling Haaland. John Stones made it 2-0 on the stroke of half-time, looping a header past Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale, while De Bruyne scored his second and City’s third ten minutes into the second half.
While Arsenal managed to get on the scoresheet through Rob Holding’s late consolation goal, Haaland scored City’s fourth, his 33rd league goal of the season, effectively sealing the game.
The win puts City in a strong position to defend their Premier League crown, while Arsenal faces the prospect of playing catch up for the remainder of the season. The Gunners remain top of the league, but City have two games in hand. Arsenal fans will be hoping their club can find form quickly, having failed to win any of their previous four matches.
Looking ahead, City will face Fulham on Sunday, while Arsenal host Chelsea next week. As the season nears its end, tensions will no doubt continue to run high, as teams battle it out for positioning on the Premier League table.