Man City 0-0 Arsenal: 3 talking points as Gunners grab vital point

  • Arsenal managed to keep Pep Guardiola's Manchester City side goalless in what was a dour, yet impressive draw at the Etihad Stadium

Manchester City v Arsenal FC - Premier League
Manchester City v Arsenal FC - Premier League / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
2 of 3
Next
Phil Foden, William Saliba
Manchester City v Arsenal FC - Premier League / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages

William Saliba the missing piece in Arsenal's title charge

Personally speaking, Arsenal's title dream went up in smoke last season when Saliba limped off in the second leg of the round of 16 clash in the Europa League. The Gunners simply weren't the same defensively and clearly missed the Frenchman.

Now, his efforts against City show exactly what he brings to the table in the most pressurized moments in the biggest games.

He was unflappable against Erling Haaland and is looking like the missing piece in Arteta's title puzzle. Together with Gabriel, the Gunners have one of, if not the best defense in the league, and they neutralized City impressively, with Saliba being the centerpiece.

Continued on next slide...