Manchester City delivered a powerful performance, defeating Arsenal 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium, with Erling Haaland taking a playful jab at their title rivals on Instagram following the match.
In the lead-up to the highly anticipated clash, the £51.2 million striker teased his followers with hints of saving his best efforts for the Gunners.
After breaking Mohamed Salah’s Premier League goal record for a single season during the game, the 22-year-old Manchester City star further taunted his team’s title adversaries on social media.
Despite not being at his most clinical in terms of finishing, Haaland’s overall performance was outstanding, contributing a goal and two assists while dominating Arsenal’s defense.
In a statement from December, as reported by the Mirror, the Norwegian forward had declared his intent to “hunt” Arsenal, and following the convincing victory, Haaland posted a caption on Instagram simply stating, “Hunting.”
This clear jab at Mikel Arteta’s side only reaffirms the exceptional talent of Haaland, who has been described as ‘astonishing’ by Rio Ferdinand.
His performance in Manchester City’s resounding victory serves as a statement to the rest of the league, as the team continues to assert its dominance in pursuit of the Premier League title.