Arsenal vs Manchester City English Premier League
Date: 15 February 2023, Wednesday
Kick-off at 20:30 UK / 21:30 CET
Venue: Stadium (London).
In a titanic match between Arsenal and Manchester City that could determine the course of the title, Mikel Arteta is prepared to put his wits to the test against Pep Guardiola.
Arsenal welcomes Manchester City, setting up The Emirates for a titanic match in the Premier League title chase.
While Pep Guardiola is putting pressure on Mikel Arteta to perform, even a draw would be in the Gunners’ favor in this game, which has the potential to determine the league champion.
It has not been common for Arsenal to participate in a match of this stature. The Gunners have continued to play well in the league since the new year.
They have recently, however, given up significant points to Brentford and Everton.
Last weekend saw a dominance of VAR mishaps as referee Lee Mason made a dreadful error in the technical area that allowed Brentford’s goal to stay.
Although the PGMOL has already apologized, Arteta is aware that those lost points could upset the battle for the championship.
As a result, beating Manchester City is crucial for Arsenal and their hopes of winning the Premier League.
Manchester City made apologies last weekend after squandering the chance to catch up to Arsenal after their loss to Tottenham.
They narrowed the gap to three points with a convincing 3-1 victory over Aston Villa. However, Guardiola’s team has a game in hand on the Gunners.
While VAR dominated the previous matchday, the Premier League slammed Manchester City with 100 charges for financial infractions prior to their match against Aston Villa.
However, because it had no immediate impact on their performance at the weekend, those charges might still be playing back in the thoughts of players and spectators.
In contrast to Arsenal, Guardiola has been under pressure numerous times in the past few years.
This includes the title race and the game at the Emirates.
He will be aware of the significance of defeating Arteta.
Additionally, they would surpass Arsenal in the rankings on goal differential if they won in north London.
Arsenal vs Manchester City Head to head :
These two teams locked horns in the FA Cup just two weeks before, and then Manchester City managed to deliver a 1-0 win.
They are on a six-fixture winning streak against this opponent, and they even won 13 of the past 14 such clashes.
It is quite worrying that the Gunners last recorded a win at this stadium back in 2015, whereas Pep Guardiola’s men are on an active five-fixture winning streak at this stadium in the EPL.
Arsenal vs Manchester City Prediction :
Manchester City has the opportunity to give Arsenal a run for their money when they visit the Emirates.
The opportunity for Pep Guardiola’s team to establish their dominance in the race is significant.
But despite such a significant obstacle, it is likely that the Gunners will persevere.
This season, the hosts have an outstanding home record and have been more consistently consistent than Manchester City.
Some could even assert that Arsenal has a chance of triumphing at the Emirates.
However, it could appear more likely that this massive match in north London will end in a tie.
Arsenal vs Manchester City Team News :
Gabriel Jesus of Arsenal has made progress in his recovery from a knee injury, but the former Manchester City forward will still be out for a few weeks. Meanwhile, Mohamed Elneny, who had knee surgery last month, is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
Both Reiss Nelson and Emile Smith Rowe have been limited by injuries this season, and although both have participated in training, Arteta has said that none of them is “yet ready to contribute” to the first team.
It would be a club record in the top level if Arteta started the same lineup for a seventh straight league game, although Trossard will be vying to start ahead of Gabriel Martinelli on the left flank after scoring last weekend.
For Man City, the Premier League’s leading scorer Erling Braut Haaland has been listed as a doubt after leaving the game against Villa before halftime with a “huge knock.” John Stones is still out for the remainder of this month due to a hamstring injury.
Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Jesus
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Lewis, Dias, Laporte, Ake; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish