Arsenal vs Man City: Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

By on April 6, 2012

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Arsenal welcome Manchester City to the Emirates on Sunday in what could be a pivotal game at the top of the Premier League table.

By the time the game kicks off, Arsenal could find themselves in fourth and three points behind Tottenham, while City could very well be eight points behind league leaders Man Utd.

Defeat for Man City could all but end their title dreams for another season while the Gunners will be looking to get back on track after defeat to QPR last weekend, although prior to the game at Loftus Road Arsenal were on a stunning run of seven straight league wins.

Team News

Arsene Wenger has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Gervinho are both pushing for recalls, with Aaron Ramsey likely to miss out after failing to impress on the left last week.

Abou Diaby is not yet ready to be in contention despite making a reserves comeback last week, while Francis Coquelin is also a week away from full fitness.

Wenger will continue to be without Per Mertesacker and Jack Wilshere who are both long term injury problems.

Sergio Aguero is winning his fitness fight and should return after missing last weeks draw with Sunderland with a foot injury. Joleon Lescott is also available again while Samir Nasri could also be back to face his old club.

Mario Balotelli is in contention despite being involved in a car crash, and Carlos Tevez is once again likely to be on the substitutes bench.

Likely Line-ups

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Predicted Score

Manchester City have a terrible record away to Arsenal having won none of their last 26 Premier League games away to the Gunners. The chances are City will have to win this game to stay in the title race so will be doing all they can to change that record this Sunday. However, Arsenal will be right up for this game as well and we can see a high scoring encounter at the Emirates, but a result that will suit neither side. Arsenal 2-2 Man City.

What are your thoughts on the game? Get involved in the comments section…

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54 Comments

  1. Olanrewaju prince dammy

    April 7, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Don’t blame him is jak .injury

  2. Abdulkadir Ahmed

    April 7, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Wish Arsenal d very out of D̶̲̥̅̊Ȋ̝̊̅ƨ̣̣̣̇̇̇ clash against shilty. Ma prediction i̶̲̥̅̊s̶̲̥̅̊ Ars 3-2 Shilty. Go grab d 3 point boyz.

  3. Henry .C

    April 7, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Ramsy should be sold out 4rm arsenal. Arsenal3 Man city1. Up Gunners

  4. Ahmed mx

    April 7, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Ramsey good player but consider his fresh injury.For Arsenal to win ramsey should not play.i predict Arsenal 3 manCity 2Thomas reso will first equilised by Teves again Teves.Rvp will score twice Insha Allah

  5. Enoch ralph

    April 7, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Winning or lost is in d hands of wenger.he should not b sentimental in his choice of starting line up,plz no ramsey.up gunner!

  6. Kimsy

    April 7, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Aron ramsy should be kept out of arsenal squad for the rest of the season if we dont want 2 loose any other match.ARS3-1MAN CITY.

  7. abuo emmanuel

    April 7, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    arsenal 2 man city 1

  8. Moshood

    April 7, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Wenger shuld stop using ramsey cos,wen ever dy use him arsenal alwys lose.gunners 4 life

  9. coolnad

    April 7, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    arsenal to win 6-0!!!

    man utd to beat QPR 7-0!!

    man united for LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. ERICKO

    April 7, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    arsenal 2 mancity 0

  11. doci

    April 7, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Ramsey shld be sold he is a bad luck to Arsenal.Wenger should have noticed that we loose or draw any match he plays. Wenger shld bring back santos to his first eleven. I miss his wonderful over-lappings.

  12. doci

    April 7, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Ramsey should be sold he is a bad luck to Arsenal.Wenger should have noticed that we loose or draw any match he plays. Wenger should bring back santos to his first eleven. I miss his wonderful over-lappings.

  13. dr ndubisi austine

    April 7, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Ramsey should be sold he is a bad luck to Arsenal.Wenger should have noticed that we loose or draw any match he plays. Wenger should bring back santos to his first eleven. I miss his wonderful over-lappings.

  14. Emmaty

    April 7, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I’m very sure that arsenal going to defit man_city tomo. Arsenal4 man_city1

  15. Ak

    April 7, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    ARS 3 – city 1

  16. Charles Nwafor

    April 7, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Arsenal3 v manshity1, bt Ramsey shud nt start. Up Gunners!

  17. Kamal

    April 7, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Arsnl must be serious for sunday martch to end manc.city title hope.vanpersie we score, 2 goal up gunners

  18. ochai

    April 7, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    wenger should have known by now dat Ramsy kills the pace of arsenal he should not play 2mao arsenal 3 city 1.gunners 4 life till devil repent.

  19. emeka william

    April 8, 2012 at 2:12 am

    Well 4me,Goodluck 2 d gunaz.
    Wenger shld not gamble with this particular game.
    Ramsey is not good for a start at d moment. I think if gunnerz play with a serious zeal and focus,we’l take d 3 points.
    Up Gunnerz

  20. Adebayo

    April 8, 2012 at 4:39 am

    Wenger should nt gamble on ramsey presently has lackluster behaviour.so wenger dnt use hm.ramsey is a good player dat wil soon caught d eye of some arsenal fans suggesting dat he should be sold.arsenal 4 manshity 3

  21. amirul

    April 8, 2012 at 4:43 am

    aaaaaaaaakhkki

  22. Nyaga,kenya

    April 8, 2012 at 5:19 am

    Arsenal shud win this match. I predict a3-1 win to arsenal. Gud luck arsenal

  23. Enoch Christopher

    April 8, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    ars 1 6 man-city

    man city till the end of the world

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