Preview - Man City vs Arsenal 5 Nov

Started by Bensergi, Nov 05, 2017, 10:44 AM

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Man City vs Arsenal

Man City's next goal will be their 50th of the season. To deny the City slickers just that, Arsenal will have to step up and stop the cute 14-game winning run the Eastlands side is currently riding on.

City's only win in nine games against Arsenal was a 1-0 league victory at the Etihad last season. The Gunners can score for fun too in this fixture, having scored at least two goals in eight of the last 10 fixtures, with City failing to keep a clean sheet during that period.

Arsene Wenger's men have also recovered from a losing position to win three EPL games this season - a feat they managed just twice last term.

This will be a battle of the supreme creators too. Mesut Ozil has created 30 goalscoring opportunities, a joint-league high with Kevin De Bruyne.

Pep Guardiola may opt to rotate his squad following Wednesday's 4-2 win at Napoli. Forward Gabriel Jesus only played five minutes as a substitute in Italy and could return, along with Kyle Walker and David Silva.

Sead Kolasinac should overcome a hip injury to start for Arsenal after limping off at Swansea last weekend. Shkodran Mustafi, Santi Cazorla, Danny Welbeck and Calum Chambers remain out.


Match Stats:

  • Man City 3-1 Arsenal
  • Shots: 9-6
  • Possession: 58%-42%
  • Corner kicks: 5-5

Leaders Manchester City secured their ninth consecutive Premier League win with a 3-1 triumph over Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium.

City went ahead on 19 minutes when Kevin De Bruyne beat Petr Cech with a low left-footed shot after a one-two with Fernandinho.

Sergio Aguero doubled the lead with an early second-half penalty, his eighth PL goal of the season, after Nacho Monreal had brought down Raheem Sterling.

Arsenal substitute Alexandre Lacazette pulled a goal back from Aaron Ramsey's pass but another replacement, Gabriel Jesus, confirmed the victory from close range after a pass from David Silva, the Spaniard's seventh assist of the season.

The win takes City on to 31 points. Arsenal slip to sixth.

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