A rather minor altercation between former teammates Jesus and Ederson in the closing seconds of the game was also quickly brought up by several spectators.
During stoppage time, the Arsenal striker avoided City defenders by holding onto their corner flag before committing a foul.
After the referee blew the whistle, Jesus started to kick the ball away before Ederson lunged in and knocked his teammate to the ground.
The referee issued both players with cautions, and now the Arsenal star has detailed the entire altercation.
I have a good relationship, not just with Ederson, he said during a press conference. On the field, however, it’s common.
“Ederson and I were quite happy together and spent a lot of time together at City. He is aware of my affection for him, and I am aware of his.
But on the field, I support my team, while he supports his. It was a crucial point in our victory since defeating them is not simple.
I held the ball there while we were ahead. He ultimately pushed me, but after that, everything was as it should have been. We spoke as we gathered. It’s done.
However, Walker’s altercation with Arsenal coach Nicolas Jover was the game’s main talking point.
After Walker refused to shake Jover’s hand after Man City’s 1-0 loss, the English defender was seen squaring up to the set-piece coach.
As hostilities between the two sides reached a breaking point, Walker’s teammate Erling Haaland and Emirates security both interfered, but the altercation continued as the England international was carried down the tunnel.
Later, it was discovered that Manchester City’s anger about the Arsenal coach’s actions from last season was what caused the incident.
After Arsenal lost both of their league games against City last season, StadiumPosts understands that Jover’s unwillingness to shake hands with City players was viewed as disrespectful by the league champions.