Arsenal vs Man City: Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score
Arsenal welcome Manchester City to the Emirates on Sunday. Here is a match preview including team news, likely line-ups and predicted score for the big game.
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.
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.
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.
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