What Arsenal fans did to Ederson before Tottenham Hotspur game that Man City keeper found ‘funny’

Ederson has revealed he received several text messages from Arsenal supporters ahead of Manchester City's win over Tottenham Hotspur after his number was leaked.

The City shot-stopper took to Instagram in the early hours of Wednesday morning to display a list of WhatsApp messages he was sent from Gunners as they attempted to distract the Brazilian ahead of a vital fixture with Spurs.

Describing the situation to his 5.2millon followers, he wrote: "My number was leaked, and I had some funny messages." This tactic did not have its intended effect, however, as Ederson helped Pep Guardiola's side on their way to a 2-0 victory in the capital.

Unable to complete all of the match, the former Benfica keeper was forced off with a concussion injury during the second half after a collision with Cristian Romero and was visibly upset after being told he would need to make way.

City may now be without Ederson for their final Premier League fixture of the season against West Ham United, though will nonetheless fancy their chances of claiming three points with No.2 Stefan Ortega between the sticks.

The reigning champions now lead the Gunners by a single point and are in pole position to claim a fourth successive title, but Guardiola is refusing to take anything for granted despite his team's favourable position.

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Ederson has shared an image of the messages he received on WhatsApp
Ederson has shared an image of the messages he received on WhatsApp -Credit:Instagram: @ederson93

"Now we have to be focused, Wednesday recovery, two days training. I'm sure now it will be similar to Aston Villa in terms of emotions and difficulty. We have to stay in the game and our momentum we will have, our people and momentum. and try to do it," he said after Tuesday's triumph.

"I liked [what I saw] because they were so happy in locker room but at the same time they know it's not done. I didn't see an extra celebration. They know it will be tough.

"When you have all the people to come here to the Etihad at 3pm on Sunday. Bring incredible energy, go in there and win every inch and every metre to deserve to win the game. All you have to do is win the game, do something any other team has done. Being in that chance, we are fortunate."