This week, the Premier League returns with a crucial midweek matchup between Manchester City under Pep Guardiola and an impressive Arsenal team at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.
The Premier League’s second-place team, Manchester City, has not performed at its best so far this season. In their previous match, the Citizens defeated Aston Villa comfortably by a score of 3-1, and they will attempt to repeat that feat this week.
On the other hand, Arsenal is currently at the top of the league and has performed admirably throughout their campaign. The Gunners will need to step it up in this match after Brentford held them to a 1-1 draw over the weekend.
To win this game, Manchester City, whose performance has improved over the past few weeks, will need to be at their most exhilarating. Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland, who can be deadly on their day, will need to step up in this match to make a difference.
This week will likely see Arsenal play their most crucial game of the season, despite their recent slump. This week could end in a draw because both teams are dealing with issues.
Prediction: Arsenal 2-2 Manchester City
Arsenal has won 98 of the 206 games they have played against Manchester City, compared to Manchester City’s 63 victories. This is an impressive record for Arsenal. Arsenal’s longest losing streak against a single opponent in league history dates back to their 10 losses to Manchester City in the Premier League.
As many victories as they had in their previous 61 away games against Arsenal in the Premier League, Manchester City has now won six of their last six. Arsenal has lost only one Premier League game to Manchester City under Mikel Arteta’s leadership. The team has played the Cityzens in five league games. In the Premier League, Arsenal has conceded at least two goals in each of their last eight matches against the current champions.
Gabriel Jesus of Arsenal has improved his recovery from a knee injury, but the former Man City forward is still a few weeks away from rejoining the first team. Mohamed Elneny, who had knee surgery last month, is likely to miss the rest of the season.
This season, Emile Smith Rowe (thigh) and Reiss Nelson (hamstring) have been sidelined by injuries. While both of them have participated in the training, Arteta has said that they are “not yet ready to contribute” to the first team.
Although Trossard will be vying to start ahead of Gabriel Martinelli on the left flank after scoring over the weekend, Arteta may keep the same starting lineup for the seventh consecutive league game, which would be a club record in the top flight.
John Stones remains out for the remainder of this month with a hamstring injury for Man City, and Premier League top scorer Erling Braut Haaland is a doubt after leaving the game against Villa at halftime with a “big knock.”
Manchester City (4-3-3):
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