Arsenal slumped to a dismal loss by five goals at Manchester City. The reigning champions had an early lead, with Gundogan outjumping much taller Arsenal defenders. Then, a non red card for an elbow to Chambers' face allowed a second goal to stand. The officials earned their petrodollars when Xhaka was red carded for an offense that would have resulted in a yellow card (or no card at all, along with praise from the pundits) if he were to play for Burnley. Granit is right to say that he is a red card magnet, and he could change his modus operandi, but I believe that the officials have an anti Arsenal bias. What bothers me more about Xhaka is that he declined to be vaccinated for COVID-19, which is really odd, but I do watch Swiss TV, and I understand the fact that it is definitely acceptable to decline the vaccine in Switzerland. This game marks the third game in a row with major refereeing decisions against Arsenal, but they are just hitting us while we are down, and the outcome of all three games thus season would have been the same, the only difference could have the goal difference, which should be 2-8 rather than 0-9. Aston Villa-Brentford ended up 1-1, as did Liverpool-Chelsea and Burnely-Leeds, a game that saw two Burnley players (and possibly one Leeds player) escape with only a yellow card when a red card appeared appropriate. Brighton played well, but defensive errors meant Everton scored two goals while conceding none. Newcastle could not beat Southampton, and a late goal settled the game, with a 2-2 score. West Ham versus Crystal Palace also ended up 2-2. Leicester were able to overcome Norwich after the game looked it was heading to a 1-1 conclusion. The noisy neighbors took care of Watford by the score of 1-0, the third such win for them so far this season, and they are top of the table. Finally, Wolverhampton lost by a single goal to Manchester United despite playing well, and probably deserving a scoreless tie. Overall, the eight participants scored a total of 63 points for an average of 7.875 per participant, and there were only 6 correct IKTS predictions.