Manchester City without Erling Haaland moved provisionally top of the Premier League thanks to Kevin De Bruyne's stunning strike in a 1-0 win over Leicester City on Saturday.
City were without the free-scoring Erling Haaland for the trip to the King Power due to a foot injury and were blunted up front without the firepower of the Norwegian.
But one moment of magic from De Bruyne was enough for the winner as the Belgian's free-kick four minutes into the second half clipped the inside of the post on its way past Danny Ward.
City needed one brilliant save from Ederson to prevent another sensational strike from Belgian international as he turned Youri Tielemans' volley onto the crossbar.
"I want this Kevin and we need this Kevin. The goals and assists he can do blind. But we need this type of involvement in the game and today that was the case," said City boss Pep Guardiola.
With Arsenal not in action until Sunday when they host Nottingham Forest, victory lifts City one point ahead of the Gunners at the top of the table.