Manchester City vs. Arsenal: Premier League – Match Preview

Manchester City host Arsenal in the stand out fixture of Wednesday’s Premier League return date.

Manchester City were beaten 2-0 by rivals Manchester United before the leagues postponement, leaving the title within two wins for Liverpool.

Goals from Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay meant United secured a league double over Pep Guardiola’s men.

Arsenal remain the only Premier League side yet to lose in 2020; however they remain comfortably adrift of the top four.

The Gunners recorded three consecutive league wins before the break, the most recent a narrow 1-0 success at home to West Ham United.

Premier League form: Manchester City W3 D0 L2; Arsenal W3 D2 L0
Premier League top scorers
Manchester City – Sergio Aguero 16 goals
Arsenal – Pierre Emerick Aubameyang 17 goals

Match history
Manchester City recorded an easy 3-0 win at the Emirates earlier in the campaign, back when Mikel Arteta was assistant manager at the club.

Arsenal haven’t beaten Manchester City in the league since 2015, a 2-1 victory at the Emirates, with Olivier Giroud scoring the winner.

Last five Premier League meetings
Arsenal 0 Manchester City 3 – 15/12/19
Manchester City 3 Arsenal 1 – 03/02/19
Arsenal 0 Manchester City 2 – 12/08/18
Arsenal 0 Manchester City 3 – 01/03/18
Manchester City 3 Arsenal 1 – 05/11/17

Both teams to score – 4/7 with 888 Sport

Team news
Manchester City should have a fully fit squad to choose from here, meaning Leroy Sane could get his first minutes of the season.

Given the squad available to him, Guardiola could name any XI here!

Calum Chambers and Lucas Torreira remain absentee having suffered serious injuries prior to lockdown.

Alexandre Lacazette is likely to be among the substitutes again, with Aubameyang leading the line on his own.

Expected starting XI’s
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Mendy; Rodri, B.Silva, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Leno; Bellerin, Sokratis, Luiz, Saka; Ceballos, Xhaka; Pepe, Ozil, Martinelli; Aubameyang

Predictions

Result: Manchester City (1/3 with Coral)

Correct Score: 3-1 (11/1 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Sergio Aguero (3/5 with 888 Sport)

Odds correct at time of article (16/06, 10:40), they are subject to change

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