The Gunners were controlled and defensive, but were still ripped open by the Italians and went down 2-0 at the San Paolo. Next up they travel to the Etihad to face a Manchester City side who are not only rampant at home, but will come into the match on the back of a win over Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich.
So here are five Arsenal players who have to increase their game as the big game with Manchester City looms around.
A shameful showing from the former Everton man, couldn’t handle the pace of Armero, Maggio, Mertens and Callejon and got sent off for a rash challenge on Valon Behrami on the 63rd minute. The Spaniard seemingly can’t cope at the highest level, and looked out of place, unable to keep the momentum Aaron Ramsey has been building up in centre midfield so far this season. Not an encouraging performance for Arsene Wenger.