Manchester City 1-0 Arsenal PLAYER RATINGS: Ederson thwarted the Gunners while Granit Xhaka flopped

Manchester City edged past Arsenal 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium in a match that was settled by England striker Raheem Sterling’s 23rd-minute goal.

Title hopefuls City owed much to an inspired showing by goalkeeper Ederson, whose superb saves prevented Arsenal from threatening to end their 29-game winless run against the ‘top six’.

Granit Xhaka toiled as Arsenal struggled to find the inspiration needed to threaten City, while Bukayo Saka was central to many of the Gunners’ best attacks. Sportsmail takes a look at the player ratings from the meeting between former coaching colleagues Pep Guardiola and Mikel Arteta… 

Man City (3-4-3)

Ederson – 9

Series of brilliant, reflex saves kept Arsenal at bay in the first half. Good handling and punching and superb footwork.

Ederson kept the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at bay as Manchester City beat Arsenal

Kyle Walker – 6

Full-back played in a back three and looked comfortable though enjoyed a slice of luck with a high boot challenge on Gabriel.

Ruben Dias – 7

One of four defenders who cost a combined £207 million but looking comfortable in new surroundings. Booked for a foul on Saka.

Nathan Ake – 7

Showed pace and composure and made…