City to shoot down the Gunners? - (2021)
Arsenal are facing a wounded animal in Manchester City this afternoon – and that’s never good.
City were outworked by a plucky Newcastle United side in a 2-1 loss to the Toon in midweek.
However, Leicester City did Pep Guardiola’s men a favour by grabbing a point off Liverpool.
But with the Citizens at 13/8 second faves for the title, the gaffer will expect a big response from his players this afternoon.
And what about Arsenal? Well stick around to see if we give them any chance of a rare away win at the Etihad Stadium.
Arsenal haven’t beaten City away from him since the 2-0 victory in 2015. Both of the scorers that day – Santi Cazorla and Oliver Giroud, are no longer at the club, with the Gunners 9/1 outsiders to win here.
City wiped the floor with Arsenal in the last four meetings and our traders have them at 2/7.
There were a two draws in three head-to-heads between May 2016 and April 2017. Another stalemate is 24/5.
City were undone as much by their own poor play as Newcastle’s relentless approach on Tuesday night.
Arsenal could start the busy Alex Iwobi and boisterous Alexandre Lacazette in a front-three alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to try to pressurise Pep’s defence.
Fernandinho has arguably been City’s most important player this season – but the defeat in midweek showed why the home side need another option in the middle of the park.
However, a trio of Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero could run riot against a make-shift Arsenal backline.
Shkodran Mustafi could be partnered by usual left-back Nacho Monreal at centre-half. Carl Jenkinson could even get the nod at right back.
The last player to score a goal for Arsenal against City was Lacazette in November 2017. You can find the Frenchman at 13/5 to strike anytime.
Aubameyang is the Gunners top scorer with 18 goals in all competitions. The striker is in hot form, with our traders pricing him at 9/4 anytime.
City have scored three goals in three of their last four victories against today’s opponents.
Both teams to score and Over 3.5 goals in the game is 7/5. Aguero is 10/3 to open the deadlock, whilst Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus are at 19/10 and 5/6 to bag respectively.
Where: Etihad Stadium
How to watch: Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event
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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing
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