Sergio Aguero.

Michael Oliver handed Sergio Aguero something when he left the pitch vs Arsenal

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Manchester City's 3-1 win over Arsenal was extra special for Sergio Aguero.

It was something of a homecoming afternoon for the Argentine, who became the club's all-time leading goalscorer in midweek, surpassing Eric Brook with his strike against Napoli.

Having collected two pieces of artwork and a trophy to commemorate his 178 goals before the game against the Gunners, the striker then added to that tally with a penalty in the 50th minute.

There was also a guard of honour involving former players Niall Quinn and Shaun Goater, with a member of Brook's family presenting a blue, rather than a golden boot.

Maybe the ceremony all seemed a tad over the top, but it's no more than Aguero deserves because of the role he's played in City's modern history.

Not only has he won two titles under Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini, he's now embodying the way they play under Pep Guardiola.

The only question mark against him when he was removed from the field of play on 62 minutes was why he was carrying a little black box.

Fans were confused 

It certainly got fans talking, with many making rather outlandish suggestions about what he was doing. Some Arsenal fans even suspected Oliver was giving him a gift:

However, as the Mirror have explained, the box in question was actually the battery pack from Michael Oliver's microphone.

The only real explanation is that the referee asked him to take it off the pitch because it wasn't working properly.

City superb again 

It was nothing to do with superstition, though Aguero also caused confusion by changing his special edition gold Puma boots for a pair of classic all blacks at half-time.

The move seemed to do the trick regardless, as he slotted home from 12 yards after Nacho Monreal had fouled Raheem Sterling.


At this rate, it's very difficult to see past City for the title. With the likes of Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Kevin de Bruyne, and Leroy Sane in their ranks, their attack is simply awe-inspiring.

The thought of Alexis Sanchez joining that line-up is usually pretty exciting, but that wasn't the case based on today's performance.

The Chilean looked a class below City's current forwards; he gave the ball away a ridiculous 15 times, so Pep Guardiola might want to think carefully about displacing Aguero or any of his other attackers.

Is Sergio Aguero the best striker in the Premier League? Have your say in the comments. 

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