KDB salutes City’s composure

Kevin De Bruyne hailed Manchester City’s composure in the wake of a hard-fought 3-1 win over Arsenal at the Etihad.

The Belgian midfielder was again at his imperious best for Pep Guardiola’s side, producing another man-of-the-match display and scoring the crucial opening goal which broke the first-half deadlock. 
Arsene Wenger’s Gunners played their part in a high-quality game but were always second best to City. Sergio Aguero doubled City’s lead with a second half penalty before Alexandre Lacazette reduced the arrears. 
But Gabriel Jesus’s 72nd minute strike secured the three points to ensure a ninth-straight league win and stretch City’s lead at the top of the Premier League table. 
And with the league now on hiatus for a fortnight due to the November international break, De Bruyne believes it was another example of City’s belief and mental strength this season. 
“We know Arsenal are a quality side but I think we contained them quite well,” said KDB. 
“We kept our composure well and it is a great win for us. 
“We created more chances and the third goal came at a good time. We should also have scored the second one in the first half.  

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