This weekend in the Premier League, Manchester City will host Arsenal and Pep Guardiola ‘s side will be trying to get back to winning ways.
Last time out, the Premier League giants were held to a 1-1 draw against Leeds United and they lost 5-2 before that to Leicester City.
This season, City is expected to compete for the championship, and in order to keep up with the other challengers, they must look to improve quickly.
Mikel Arteta, meanwhile, has been living with the manager of Manchester City and he knows the squad well. He ‘s going to fancy his chances of having a positive outcome here.
Since the Spaniard ‘s arrival, Arsenal have shown progress and they are good enough to pull off an upset here.
Right now, the Gunners look well organized at the back and might be able to contain the likes of this weekend’s Torres, Sterling and Mahrez.
In recent years, Manchester City have an excellent record against Arsenal and they will expect to continue the streak with a victory on Saturday.
In the FA Cup back in July, however, Arsenal picked up a 2-0 victory over Guardiola ‘s side. Seeing who comes out on top here is going to be fun.
There are a number of injury problems for the home side to contend with and this will be a difficult outing for them. After picking up an injury during the international break, star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been ruled out.Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus, like them, have also been wounded. Guardiola’s attack for this match would be severely weakened.
In their last 12 home matches in the Premier League, Manchester City have scored a minimum of 2 goals.
In all competitions, Manchester City have won their last 4 home matches against Arsenal.
In their last 3 home matches against Arsenal, Manchester City have scored at least 3 goals in all competitions.
Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Mendy; Gundogan, Rodri, Fernandinho; Sterling, Torres, Mahrez
Arsenal: Leno; Bellerin, Gabriel, Luiz, Tierney; Ceballos, Partey, Xhaka; Aubameyang, Lacazette, Willian