İlkay Gündoğan remembered in style as Man City claim emotional victory

German midfielder's shimmering face appears approvingly in clouds as Arsenal are sunk.

İlkay Gündoğan was remembered in style
GONE: Gündoğan (Image: Michael Kranewitter)

İlkay Gündoğan’s shimmering face appeared approvingly in the clouds as he watched his erstwhile team-mates come from behind to defeat Arsenal.

The match, staged in the German midfielder’s honour, began badly when Theo Walcott gave the Gunners a disrespectful early lead.

Pep Guardiola’s players had worn back-to-front ‘Gündoğan 8’ jerseys on their way out of the tunnel, but at this stage it was the scoreline that was decidedly back-to-front.

This was rectified when goals from Leroy Sané and Raheem Sterling handed City an emotional victory that paid fitting tribute to the memory of their fallen team-mate.

Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, Gündoğan’s nebulously glistening visage declared himself fully satisfied that his death had been properly avenged.

He boomed from on high: “I may now return to heaven, vindicated and triumphant.

“For anyone speculating, this hard-fought three points is most certainly what I would have wanted.”

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