Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane were on target to inflict a third straight defeat on Arsenal and leave them 10 points adrift of the Premier League top four in sixth place. And a night to forget for the Gunners was complete when £56m ($79m) club record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saw his second-half penalty saved by Ederson. "You go up by stairs and come down by the lift, that is what happens with confidence," said Wenger. "We have to show we have the level to be at Arsenal football club."
GOAL! Manchester City are 3-0 up at Arsenal.— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) March 1, 2018
Pep Guardiola's side are showing their class. pic.twitter.com/I6o1gM9wyS
However, the Frenchman again refused to accept it is inevitable that his 22-year stay as boss is coming to a sad end. "I am confident that nothing is permanent in life," added Wenger. "It is down to how you respond and the focus and effort you show to turn things around." Sub-zero temperatures and the apathy caused by Arsenal's display at Wembley on Sunday saw thousands of seats go unoccupied at the Emirates. The lines around the pitch were painted blue ahead of kick-off in case an expected snow shower covered the field.
6 - Manchester City have now scored with each of their last six shots on target against Arsenal in all competitions. Clinical. pic.twitter.com/iax4ZdQDRU— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 1, 2018
However, they never recovered from the sucker punch of City's opener on 15 minutes as Sane weaved away from three Arsenal challenges on the left and teed up Bernardo Silva to cut inside onto his favoured left foot and curl into the top corner. City showed their more clinical touch in the final third again just before the half hour mark. Sane was involved once more before Sergio Aguero played in David Silva to slot home at Petr Cech's near post. City then exhibited their speed on the counter-attack for a third five minutes later as Aguero, Kevin de Bruyne and Kyle Walker combined to set up Sane to tap home his 12th goal of the season.
WATCH: "They're not actually interested, they didn't turn up."— Sky Sports PL (@SkySportsPL) March 2, 2018
Have #AFC fans been left apathetic by the club's recent form?@Carra23 laments @Arsenal fan apathy after @ManCity defeat: https://t.co/6uVVAdfnyW pic.twitter.com/4FoKJKbCbo
Arsenal's anguish was rounded off seven minutes into the second period when Nicolas Otamendi chopped down Mkhitaryan inside the area. Aubameyang took responsiblity from the spot, but the lack of conviction in his penalty reflected Arsenal's performance as Ederson saved comfortably low to his left.
WATCH: Arsene Wenger felt that @ManCity took advantage of @Arsenal's lack of confidence at The Emirates Stadium.— Sky Sports PL (@SkySportsPL) March 1, 2018
Watch Arsene Wenger's post-match assessment in full here: https://t.co/JuGSpl7x9m pic.twitter.com/XKnGJDPLWh