After a disappointing loss 1-2 in the Manchester derby, the defending Champions look forward to compensate their defeat on Matchday 17. They will make their way to the Emirates Stadium in London, to take on the Gunners in yet another headliner of the week this Sunday.
With their win 1-3 against West Ham, Arsenal put an end to their 7 game winless streak in the campaign. They will be going in single-handed against the Champions during this clash, as they have struggled to maintain their form this season. Although playing at the Emirates should definitely add on to their confidence when they enter the pitch.
When is the Arsenal VS Man City clash?
Event: 2019-20 English Premier League
Game: Arsenal VS Manchester City
Date: Sunday 15 December
Location: London (Emirates Stadium)
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According to bet365, the betting odds of Arsenal VS Man City match is fixed as:
Arsenal – 5.50
Manchester City – 1.44
Draw – 5.25
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After a long time on the bench, Dani Ceballos might make his comeback in this clash as he is so close to recovering from his hamstring injury. With a trip to the Emirates Stadium this weekend, it would appear that Pep Guardiola has to make plans without yet another central defender. Stones’ absence could serve as a boost to the Gunners and interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg who are without a win in 9 games across all competitions but won it against West Ham United before hosting the defending Premier League champions. Apparently with their last defeat, the Citizens would be determined to not lose any more games, hoping to win this clash and proceed forward in their title chase. But the Gunners should stabilize their game before this clash in order to make the visitors bend their knee, the same way they did before.
Head to Head
On 3rd February, Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick for City which led to their victory 3-1 against Arsenal. In their last 5 meetings, the Citizens have accomplished a clean swipe winning all those clashes and have registered 3 clean sheets in a row in that process. Therefore the past has totally been a nightmare for the Gunners which means they should look forward to the future and find motivation within themselves. And a raging visiting side can be witnessed in this clash as Guardiola’s men have already compromised enough and they won’t be settling for anything lesser than a win. Thus, this clash on Matchday 17 will be a perfect entertainer for football fans in England and around the world.
Citizens trespass Gunners’ territory
Defeat against United means City now trail leaders Liverpool by a massive 14 points and they fall just behind Leicester City in their chase. Although, the Gunners will have to be wary of an injured City side next weekend as Guardiola has urged his side not to give up just yet. The Citizens might still have a chance here with the team under Pep Guardiola’s supervision, they can stun the Gunners as they have done many times before. But let’s not underestimate the firepower of the Gunners side with the trio leading the attack, they have all the capacity to disarm the Citizens on the field.
Everything said, the bottom line stays the same since both teams have huge reputation in the English Premier League. The team that picks up its rhythm right from the early minutes of the match and manages to hold on to it till the end, will win this clash. Since City had to go through some of their darkest days in the campaign, they might lag a bit before they adapt to the pitch at the Emirates Stadium.
Not to be mistaken though, the Gunners have a rare ability to pull off something big whenever it is least expected of them. With a new manager, who has already started to tweak certain adjustments to take the team back to its winning ways, the hosts are pretty positive. But they will have to do more as a unit in order to stay ahead of the game, or it would be the Citizens on Sunday who would walk away with 3 full points just as the odds suggest.