Manchester City vs. Arsenal: Premier League – Match Preview

Manchester City will look to continue their superb start to the season when they host Arsenal on Sunday.

City have dropped just two points this season and beat West Brom last time out, with Leroy Sane scoring one and assisting another.

In the Champions League they recovered from a goal down to beat Napoli away from home, with Sergio Aguero becoming the clubs all-time top scorer.

In comparison, a heavily rotated Arsenal side was held to a goalless draw at home by Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League.

Arsenal recovered from a goal down to beat Swansea City last time out in the league, with Aaron Ramsey scoring the winner.

Match history
The meeting between the pair at the Etihad last season saw the hosts win 2-1, recovering from a goal down at the break.

Arsenal did get revenge by beat Manchester City in the semi-final of the FA Cup, on route to a third success in the tournament in four years.

Last five Premier League meetings
Arsenal 2 Manchester City 2 – 02/04/17
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

Both teams to score – 1/2 with Betfred

Team news
Manchester City are expected to recall Kyle Walker, David Silva and Gabriel Jesus after they were rotated in the Champions League.

Aguero is likely to drop to the bench with Pep Guardiola preferring a 4-3-3 formation this campaign.

Arsenal are set to name the same XI that beat Swansea meaning numerous changes from the Europa League side.

Alexis Sanchez is set to start against City for the first time since a move in the summer to the Etihad failed to materialise.

Expected starting XI’s
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Delph; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, D. Silva; Sterling, Jesus, Sane
Arsenal (3-4-2-1): Cech; Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal; Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Kolasinac; Sanchez, Ozil; Lacazette


Result: Manchester City (4/9 with Stan James)

Correct Score: 3-1 (11/1 with Sky Bet)

Anytime Goalscorer: Leroy Sane (13/8 with Betfred)

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