Premier League: Arsenal vs Manchester City Preview

Big game coming up between Arsenal and Manchester City. The home team comes after a draw in the Europa League away game in Belgium,while Manchester City won easily against the croatian champions. This game might be one of the last chanches for the manchester team to actually hope for the english throphy, while Arsenal are coming from a low 9th position and need points asap!

STATS:

‘Entertainment at a price’ is Arsenal’s Christmas credo. Both teams have scored in all of Arsenal’s four matches played under interim manager Freddie Ljungberg (W1, D2, L1), with the games featuring 3.75 total goals on average. However, the ‘Gunners have conceded the first goal in all four of those matches. Even home form offers no respite for Arsenal, with Ljungberg’s men conceding precisely two goals in five of their six last competitive home matches (W1, D3, L2). Neither does the recent Premier League (PL) H2H record, which sees them winless in seven league encounters (D2, L5), and losers in the last four. Results have varied in the PL for Manchester City recently (W2, D1, L2), but the total goals output from matches remain a league-high of 3.94 on average. An unmatched 62.50% of their outings have featured 4+ goals, and there have been six goals netted after the 80th minute across City’s last four competitive matches. A raucous start is still possible though, as the opener has been scored by the 25th minute in seven of City’s eight away league games this season. The final half-hour may still be the visitors’ best time to impress though, as City have just conceded two goals during this period on their league travels while scoring 11 themselves.

Players to watch: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ARS) has three goals in his last three PL matches – eight of his 11 this season have come via the right foot. Meanwhile, Bernardo Silva (MCI) has scored in two straight PL visits to Emirates Stadium. Stat attack: Arsenal’s last three PL home matches have each seen the first two match goals shared equally.

kick-off:

Sunday 15th December, 2019 – 16:30 (UK)

Arsenal vs Manchester City TV channel:

Sky Sports Premier League

Predicted Line Ups:

Arsenal:

Leno , Niles , Chambers , Sokratis , Kolasinac , Guendouzi , Torreira , Martinelli , Ozil, Pepe , Aubameyang

Unavailable: 

Ceballos(Injured)

Manchester City:

Ederson , Walker , Otamendi , Fernandinho , Zinchenko , De Bruyne , Rodri , Gundogan , Sterling , Mahrez , Jesus

Unavailable: 

Aguerro , Stones , Da Silva

Recent winnings:

Southampton:

LDDLW

Manchester City:

LWDWL

Head to Head Record:

Manchester City won 8 times , Arsenal 6 times, and 4 times it was a draw.

last meeting between Arsenal vs Manchester City:

Their previous meeting ended as Manchester City won 3:1 against Arsenal