City were superb today. Playing the swashbuckling form their home fans have grown accustomed to, they displayed silky skills and scored some lovely goals.
Manchester City are a Jekyll and Hyde side this season. Impenetrable at home, vulnerable on their travels.
Manuel Pellegrini clearly has the best attacking force on offer in the league.
When they turn on the style and are ruthless in front of goal, no other team can live with them.
Had City performed as well away from home this season, as they have in Manchester, they would be way ahead in the league.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had said before this thrashing that Arsenal could not afford to lose this game. But they did and now Manchester City sit just three points behind Arsenal in second place.
There were some debatable offside decisions in this game, and Arsenal felt they should have had a penalty.
But Manchester City were a class apart on Saturday.
Fernandinho scored twice for City. Aguero, Negredo, Silva and Toure completed the rout.