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De Bruyne mocks Arsenal fans after being pelted by plastic glasses

Kevin de Bruyne took a swipe at Arsenal supporters after the Manchester City midfielder had bottles and plastic glasses thrown at him during his team’s win at the Emirates.

The Belgium playmaker opened the scoring on Wednesday with a well taken effort after a mistake from Takehiro Tomiyasu in the first-half of the game.




While the Gunners equalised through a penalty converted by Bukayo Saka, Man City took control in the second half with Grealish restoring the lead after 72 minutes.

10 minutes later, de Bruyne was involved, driving into the Arsenal box before cutting back for Erling Haaland to wrap up the 3-1 victory that saw Pep Guardiola’s side leapfrog the London side back into top spot in the Premier League.




De Bruyne was replaced by Kalvin Phillips with three minutes of the game left and was targeted by Arsenal supporters who threw plastic bottles and glasses in his direction.

The midfielder swerved in order to avoid being hit by one as he walked around the pitch, smiling back at the home supporters.

With City celebrating the win, de Bruyne made light of the incident, sharing images of one glass heading his direction with the caption, ‘Beer anyone?’ followed by ‘Thanks!’

While the win sees City move to the top of English football, Arsenal still have a game in hand with the two sides set to meet again at the Etihad in April.




‘If they win the game in hand they are top of the league,’ Guardiola said post-match.

‘What they have done is incredible and we are still there. This league will be decided for the last eight or 10 games.

‘There are 15 to go. It is a lot and the Champions League is coming. Many games and tiring for the players.

‘It is important that we are here because six points if we lose and maybe nine points hypothetically, it is not easy.

‘Especially for the way we behave in the second half, with a lot of personality to do it.’

   

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