Petr Cech sends message to Arsenal fans after Manchester City humbling

Arsene Wenger points at Pep Guardiola in spikey pre-match exchange

City were 3-0 up by the 33rd minute, courtesy of goals from Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane.

The Blues, Premier League champions in Conte's first season last term, are 22 points behind Sunday's opponents. Rather than the usual brief, and normally cordial handshake, Wenger gave his opposite number what appeared to be a firm few words in his ear.

Arsene Wenger has told his players they must prove they belong at Arsenal amid a lengthy dressing-room inquest following Friday's 3-0 defeat by Manchester City.

Defeat meant that Arsenal have now suffered seven defeats since the start of 2018 - more than any other Premier League club - after going down to Bournemouth, Nottingham Forest, Swansea, Tottenham, Ostersund and Manchester City, twice.

Antonio Conte has warned that Manchester City and Pep Guardiola have the ideal setup to dominate for years.

"I think we had a really good first half, played well all together and [for] the three goals [we had to] counter-attack really well and everyone played really well, the last pass was good, everyone who had to score did score the goal".

While the hosts have a comfortable 16-point lead over second-place Manchester United, Antonio Conte's side is desperately trying to claw its way back into the top four in order to secure Champions League qualification.

They badly need a victory to restore belief and defeat at the Amex Stadium against a side promoted last season and now engaged in a fight to avoid an immediate return to the Championship would increase the level of dissent to new levels.

"Peter Schmeichel was one of the Premier League's finest keepers".

Arsenal fans went all out on Arsene Wenger for producing another spineless performance in a big game.

"When you have a great coach and the possibility to spend a lot of money and keep happy your coach and your staff, it's hard for the others".

"Manchester City, every one of their players can".

"The manager has had a lot of faith in a lot players and many of them have let him down and will continue to let him down, and that'll be his demise unfortunately".

And, all got a bit too much for Koscielny, who bore all to his team-mates. We were happy winning the Carabao Cup but even then, you have problems in certain situations and you must talk about that as when it happens in the future it may help that correction.

Here's a look at five players they should consider replacing.