Kevin De Bruyne mocks Arsenal fans after they throw bottles at him
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Kevin De Bruyne has rubbed salt into the wounds of Arsenal fans, by mocking them after they threw drinks at him as he was substituted off in the second half.
It was always going to be a tense affair with Manchester City and Arsenal battling at the top of the table, the Gunners knowing a loss would drop them behind their rivals.
On a couple of occasions things threatened to boil over, with De Bruyne even clashing with Mikel Arteta on the sidelines when he tried to get the ball.
The Belgian opened the scoring for his side and was later taken off, with his team 3-1 up, riling up the home supporters as he left the pitch.
The Gunners home support could land their club in trouble as a certain number of them responded to the goading by throwing cups and bottles at the City star.
De Bruyne dealt with it all in the most amazing way possible, as he showed off his five Ds of dodgeball to dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge away from what was thrown at him.
And now the 31-year-old has taken to social media to further mock the home supporters who threw drinks at him, posting a couple of pictures on his Instagram story.
The first asks 'Beer anyone' as he gestures to the crowd, and with someone throwing a cup at him he simply says 'thanks'
Kevin De Bruyne on Instagram. 🍻😂 pic.twitter.com/ZyX9DqnI32— City Xtra (@City_Xtra) February 15, 2023
The incident with former City assistant manager Arteta happened at the start of the second half, with the game at 1-1, after Bukayo Saka had equalised from the penalty spot, after De Bruyne's goal.
The Arsenal boss appeared to attempt to slow the game down and stop the midfielder from taking a quick throw, getting between player and ball.
He earned a shove for his worries, with Ally McCoist on commentary saying, "I know what he was up to, Arteta, but I'm not sure it deserved that reaction.
"But he was being a bit naughty. Watch, he takes it away there and then gets a little shove for his efforts. But do you know what it's done? It's got the crowd going."
The crowd though were not enough to help the hosts take the three points, and it was clear they massively missed Thomas Partey in the middle of the pitch.
Losing meant Arteta's team have picked up just one point from the past three matches and are now in second place, although they still have a game in hand over City and are level on points with Pep Guardiola's team.