Fortunately for fourth bottom Southampton, the defeat didn't matter in their battle to avoid relegation as third bottom Swansea lost against Stoke, ensuring Mark Hughes' side avoided the drop by three points.
"We made a good, high investment last year because it was an old team - 10, 11 players more than 31-years-old", said Guardiola this week. "It means the club is happy with my work and they trust me, and I hope to meet their expectations on the pitch and bring a lot of joy to the fans", said Ederson, who is keen for City to tick a certain outstanding major trophy off their list.
He settled instantly into the squad and kept 17 clean sheets across the course of the Premier League season as his team recorded the best campaign in the league's history.
Premier League Champions Manchester City left it late to see off Southampton 1-0 following a last-gasp victor which earned a record points haul in England's top-flight.
They also broke the league record for the most wins in a single season - 31.
Guardiola's men pushed hard in the second half and Raheem Sterling struck the righthand post with a deflected effort before John Stones' header from the resultant corner was tipped over by Alex McCarthy.
A plane flew over the stadium, carrying the message "Merci Arsene, we will miss you too" in response to Wenger's goodbye speech last week at the Emirates Stadium.
And now Sky Sports have captured Pep Guardiola side's dominance on English football this season with a brilliant info-graphic, highlighting all the records that the side have broken this season.
City are due to celebrate their title success on Monday with an open-top bus parade through the streets of Manchester.