Arsenal continue their good start to the new season by beating Manchester City 1-0. Sven-Goran Eriksson’s side again looked impressive, with Martin Petrov and Emile Mpenza missing glorious chances. But Arsenal took control, with City keeper Kasper Schmeichel (former Danish & Manchester United keeper Peter Schmeichel’s son) saving Robin van Persie’s 65th-minute penalty after Micah Richards fouled Alexander Hleb. Arsenal lost Philippe Senderos in the pre-match warm-up when he aggravated an ankle injury, forcing Arsene Wenger to draft Gilberto Silva into central defence. But Cesc Fabregas pierced Manchester City’s defence for the first time this season with a late strike to give Arsenal a hard-fought victory.
Arsenal are placed at 6th on the standings chart on 7 points, having played 3 games in the league, winning 2 and drawing one.