Arsenal star explains what happened in Manchester City bust-up

Arsenal faced off with Manchester City in the final Premier League match before the October international break on Sunday.

The Gunners came out on top thanks to an 86th-minute Gabriel Martinelli goal, handing them their first-ever win over Pep Guardiola’s Man City in the Premier League.

The result saw Arsenal go join-top of the division, level on points with bitter rivals, Tottenham. Back Arsenal to win the Premier League at 4/1 with bet365.

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Gabriel Jesus on Ederson spat

Following Sunday’s clash, Gabriel Jesus has insisted there is no bad blood between himself and Ederson after the Brazil teammates linked up for international duty in the aftermath of Arsenal’s win over Manchester City.

Tempers flared a couple of times towards the end of Sunday’s game including an incident between Jesus and Ederson in stoppage time, when the striker fended off City defenders by their corner flag before conceding a foul.

After the ref blew his whistle to award the foul, Jesus continued to dribble the ball before knocking it a few yards away. Ederson then appeared and clattered into his fellow countryman, knocking him to the ground. Both players were booked as a result.

Journalists in Brazil have since asked Jesus if the incident would affect the duo playing together in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Colombia and Uruguay, but the Arsenal man confirmed there is no issue between him and City’s no.1: “I have a good relationship, not just with Ederson. But on the pitch it’s normal.

“Ederson and I spent a lot of time together at City and we were very happy. He knows how fond I am of him and I also know how fond he is of me.

“But on the pitch he defends his team and I defend mine. It was a moment when we were winning and it’s not easy to beat them.

“We were winning and I held the ball there. Anyway, he ended up giving me a push, but afterwards everything was normal. We came together talking. That’s it.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.