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The Premier League clash at Emirates Stadium on Sunday sees home side Arsenal welcome guests Manchester City.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Arsenal v Manchester City can be found here - as well as up-to-date odds.
Arsenal go into this match coming off the back of a 1-1 Europa League drawn game versus Benfica.
In that game, Arsenal managed 60% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Arsenal was Bukayo Saka (57'). Benfica got 6 shots on goal with 4 on target. Pizzi (55') scored for Benfica.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times where Arsenal have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that The Gunners have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 7 goals during that time. That kind of trend might not be sustained here, of course.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Arsenal:
- have not registered a win against Manchester City in their last 10 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 6 home league matches.
Manchester City will go into this match after a 1-3 Premier League win over Everton in their previous outing.
In that match, Manchester City had 71% possession and 15 shots at goal with 7 on target. For Manchester City, goals were scored by Phil Foden (32'), Riyad Mahrez (63') and Bernardo Silva (77'). Everton had 3 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Richarlison (37') scored for Everton.
In their previous 6 outings, Manchester City have amassed a total of 16 goals. The Citizens have also managed to score on each one of those occasions. In that time, their defenders have seen 3 goals scored by their opponents.
Coming into this clash, Manchester City have not lost to Arsenal when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 03/02/2019 shows us that Arsenal have won 1 of these and Manchester City 5, with the number of drawn matches standing at 0.
A combined total of 18 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 4 from The Gunners and 14 for The Citizens. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
Team News: Arsenal
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just a single fitness concern for the Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to be concerned with from a near full-strength squad. Thomas Partey (Hamstring Injury) will miss out.
Team News: Manchester City
Man City boss Pep Guardiola has not got a full squad to pick from. Ilkay Gündogan (groin strain), Nathan Aké (Hamstring Injury), Scott Carson (Virus Infection) and Philippe Sandler (Knee Surgery) are those who can’t be considered.
Our thinking is that Arsenal will surely be able to score a goal against this Manchester City outfit, although one goal might not quite prevent defeat.
We’ve gone for a close game with a 1-2 win for Manchester City at the end of this one. We’ll have to see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Emirates Stadium (60,704)
Captain: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Manager: Mikel Arteta
Competitions: Premier League position 10, FA Community Shield (Community Shield), Europa League (Round of 32)
🔑 Key Player: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Customarily taking to the field in the Striker position, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was born in Paris, France. After making a first senior appearance for Dijon in the 2008 - 2009 season, the goalscoring Forward has bagged 8 league goals in this Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 20 appearances.