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Man City attacker De Bruyne slams Arsenal attackers: They don't help their defence

Manchester City ace Kevin de Bruyne slammed the work-rate of Arsenal's forwards after Sunday's 3-0 win.

De Bruyne scored twice and produced an assist for Raheem Sterling in the London rout.

Asked why Arsenal struggled to contain a rampant City, the Belgian explained: "The attackers try to press up but when we pass their front four they don't help the Arsenal defence.

"They always stay with four up front, except [Gabriel] Martinelli who comes a little bit more so we always get spaces all over the pitch."

That meant De Bruyne was singling out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe and Mesut Ozil for criticism.

"I think it's really difficult for the six defenders to control it because obviously you can come from everywhere on the pitch," added the Belgian.

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