Arsenal vs. Manchester City: Premier League – Match Preview

Two of the Premier League’s top six meet on Sunday afternoon as Arsenal entertain Manchester City.

The pressure on Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger increased after they were beaten by West Brom prior to the international break.

Two goals from defending Craig Dawson and Hal Robson-Kanu saw Arsenal drop down to sixth in the Premier League.

Manchester City recovered from a goal down to earn a point at home to Liverpool on the same weekend.

James Milner opened the scoring against his former side, with Sergio Aguero rescuing a point late on for the hosts.

Enhanced match odds

Arsenal 10/1 or Manchester City 8/1 with 888 Sport*

Manchester City to beat Arsenal: 12/1 with Paddy Power*

Arsenal to beat Manchester City: 14/1 with Paddy Power

Arsenal 14/1 or Manchester City 12/1 with Betfair*

Premier League form: Arsenal W1 D0 L4; Manchester City W3 D2 L0
Premier League top scorers
Arsenal – Alexis Sanchez 18 goals
Manchester City – Sergio Aguero 13 goals

Match history
Manchester City recovered from a goal down to beat Arsenal at the Etihad earlier in the season, with Leroy Sane among the scorers.

The fixture last term between the two saw Arsenal win 2-1, with Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud the scorers for the hosts.

Last five Premier League meetings
Manchester City 2 Arsenal 1 – 18/12/16
Manchester City 2 Arsenal 2 – 08/05/16
Arsenal 2 Manchester City 1 – 21/12/15
Manchester City 0 Arsenal 2 – 18/01/15
Arsenal 2 Manchester City 2 – 13/09/14

Both teams to score – 4/6 with Betfair

Team news
Mesut Ozil missed the last league game for Arsenal and is set to return here.

Petr Cech has been ruled out for Arsenal, meaning David Ospina will deputise between the sticks.

Fernandinho started from right-back against Liverpool, but is set to be deployed from midfield here.

City could easily deploy a three at the back formation, but look set to start with four defenders.

Expected starting XI’s
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Ospina; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Xhaka, Coquelin; Sanchez, Ozil, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Welbeck
Manchester City (4-1-4-1): Caballero; Sagna, Otamendi, Kolarov, Clichy; Fernandinho; Sane, De Bruyne, Silva, Sterling; Aguero

Predictions

Result: Manchester City (12/1 with Betfair)*

Correct Score: 1-3 (18/1 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Raheem Sterling (3/1 with Betfair)

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