It was a proper blue day for the noisy neighbours at the City Of Manchester Stadium, Sunday.
Pre match there were tributes paid to Malcolm Allison, who sadly passed away ten days ago, and was much respected, even among the rags from across town.
A parade of ex-City stars lined up to pay their respects, including former Skipper Tony Book, Mike Summerbee, Joe Corrigan and Franny Lee, the bog roll mogul.
The sombre mood continued as Dedryck Boyatta (named after a Simpsons character) was dismissed after five minutes as Arsenal probed and pummelled the nouveau riche from Eastlands.
It was all downhill from that point for the City slickers, as Nasri, Song and Bendtner smacked goals past them and they ran out 3-0 losers having been seriously outgunned by the Gunners.
Speaking after the game, Cesc Fabregas (who had a penalty kick saved by Joe Hart during the game) rubbed salt into the wound by dismissing the result as probably little more than was expected, and looking ahead to Wednesday's game.
City fans, making their way home were too gutted to even speak to Skoob Sports News reporters, but one or two did make threatening gestures.
We can't for the life of us understand why.
It's a well known fact in the industry that Skoob Sports News invariably provides impartial reportage.
But we'll have Tevez back, if he's not busy. Like.
More as we get it.