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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.

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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…

54 Comments

54 Comments

  1. Dr Z

    April 6, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    One the few mature and quality blogs.
    Well done on many points especially the Ramsy/Rosicky issue and line up.
    The fact you left out Ramsy is a direct indication of comment sence.
    Very good twitter updates as well.

    Good blog and obviously a true gooner with a football brain !

  2. Cris Chiparadzano

    April 6, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    ramsey must play the last 5 minutes

  3. saintann01

    April 6, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    nice line up..but i will go for santos in the place of gibbs,,then the scores will be arsenal3 man city1

  4. ADAMU BABA

    April 6, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    with or without ramsy, arsenal will win as far as record goes with them to shame the stupit bench warmer awarded nominee.

  5. Patrick igwoje

    April 6, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    It wil be very important if arsenal keep the mental strength to win the match,they are no longer babies as they were called but men.please go get the 3points

  6. Jacob nsikan

    April 6, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Arsenal is goin 2 win by 3 goal to 2 in favor of d gunners scorer ox,van persie,yayatoure,dzeko,rosicky dat is my prediction

  7. angel Gunner

    April 6, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    9nice formation, pls ramsey should be on bench till the last 3min, jst to pass time. So that what happened last against shilty will not repeat. UP GUNNERSSSSS!!

  8. Charles

    April 6, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Good job guys.arsenal has no other option but to win this game.well I predict arsenal2 man city1.

  9. Sadi ajingi

    April 6, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Fantastic formation if ramsy will not be part of the starting eleven. The record will insha Allah remain how it is, meaning we will beat them 2-1.go gooners have a nice sunday.

  10. Ayoola Tope

    April 6, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    This is a must win game.It’s gonna be Arsenal 3-1 Man City.

  11. Chibuike

    April 6, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Sunday’s game against shitty isn’t goin 2 b a walk over (obviously) but arsenal wud av 2 go all out dat day. But if ramsey doesn’t start and the ox does it’s definitely gonna be. Ramsey these days makes our football look dull and forced as opposed 2 d free flow we all know and love. I wonder what AW sees in him.
    COYG

  12. Terry erin-ile

    April 6, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Arsenal 3&1 to city dats my pridiction & prayer. Goals 4rm VP, walcott & Arteta/Rosicky.

  13. karto

    April 6, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    4me we win thiz game everybody kno’s coz our last away game in man city waz 1-0 and we make alot of attempt’s anyway we pround that lose!so my prediction on suday is ARSENAL 3 man city 1 yup….so letter win thiz home game emirates stadium gooner 4life!!!

  14. tunde aka olasco

    April 6, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    arsenal will beat city 3-0

  15. Jide Ojedokun

    April 6, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Arsenal shouldn’t be jiltery at d back and w e must take our chances.
    Arsenal 3-1 Man city
    Up Gunners!

  16. alex jackson

    April 6, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Arsenal 3 man shitte 1 rvp,warcort,barloteli n rosisky

  17. sani garba

    April 7, 2012 at 12:37 am

    arsenal must win

  18. Dedie

    April 7, 2012 at 2:27 am

    I’d have The Ox and Santos rather than Gervinho and Gibbs.. Ramsey shouldn’t feature anymore

  19. Poovan Raj(Malaysia)

    April 7, 2012 at 3:02 am

    Agree totally with u Dedie. Ox n Santos for me, too. Gunner Forever

  20. lenyol

    April 7, 2012 at 6:26 am

    arsenal must win insha Allah, get rid of ramsey, wenger.

  21. alfreed

    April 7, 2012 at 6:58 am

    The line up is okay but i would rather prefer Santo to Gibbs. Silva is a very tricky player and can disorganize Gibbs with ease. Bring Gibbs as a substitute.

  22. kiran

    April 7, 2012 at 6:58 am

    i wish that ramsey will play in last 10 mins and score and next day some famous person will die

  23. mothug

    April 7, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Thank you all for all you have said,you truly an Arsenal Fan.. We will alwayz win the match.. My aim is about ramsey,what is he doing at Arsenal? He aught not to be anywhere the first 25 man squad,he is just a waste at the club,and his bright future is now dark!!!!

  24. Omenka monday agwu

    April 7, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Gunners 4lif we wil beat city wit 3goal to 1 winger ramsy mst nt play.

  25. Victor ugwueke

    April 7, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Arsenal til infinito, i strongly believe that the present arsenal players ve wat it takes to handle the city’s the beatin of their life. Arsenal 2 city 1

  26. RUFAI

    April 7, 2012 at 8:21 am

    hello all of you are ring okay Arsenal are going to win 5 -1 okay i believed in that

  27. tope emma

    April 7, 2012 at 8:23 am

    The match is a 50:50. But i know arsenal will carry the day wit goal magic of 3 2. Rvp will score in the match.

  28. austine wenger

    April 7, 2012 at 8:29 am

    man city will fall…arsenal will win d match 3:1

  29. david ndlovu

    April 7, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Good lineup, with a strong left side to stop Richards surging forward, Gervinho or Yossi and then introduce the Ox later for Rosicky or any of former mentioned wingers. Andre for Gibbs.
    Score Gunners 3 Man£ity 1

  30. murry adams

    April 7, 2012 at 8:53 am

    good lineup we gonna win as far as ramsy is not included up gunners

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