The first big fixture of the new year came in the name of Manchester City v/s Arsenal. Mikel Arteta missed today\u2019s fixture due to a positive COVID test earlier this week. The fixture began with a controversial penalty to Manchester City because of a soft challenge against Bernardo Silva. Although Martin Odegaard was also granted a penalty earlier in the game, VAR ruled it out. Then after that Gabriel Magalhaes was sent off after getting the second yellow card. It was again a controversial act that could be in scrutiny over the post-match analysis. Also Read:- Top 5 Weirdest Moments in the Premier League The late equalizer by Rodrii provided the 3 points to Pep Guardiola and brought in a new year's gift for the Cityzens. It was an action-packed 90 minutes full of drama until the end. The Conclusion\u0026nbsp; At the end of the day it was Pep Guardiola\u2019s men who stood strong and took away all the three points. Manchester City is playing crazy well this season. They have broken several records in the year 2021. Also Read:- 5 Sons of Popular Players Who Couldn\u2019t Succeed At Football Although Arsenal was playing quite good they weren\u2019t able to take even a single point from this amazing fixture making Manchester City clear favorites for the league title. As they are continuing their legendary run in the English top-flight this season. This fixture was a treat for all the English Premier League fans in general. Although it was a bittersweet pill to swallow for the Gunners nevertheless their attitude and gameplay was showing some positive signs for their remaining season.