Manchester City faces Arsenal
Manchester City faces Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium in a fixture from the 28th round of the English Premier League. Let’s preview this clash in today’s English Premier League predictions we have prepared for you.
Manchester City are preparing for this game from second position in the standings, still being 7 points ahead of the third Leicester City. Finishing second is the best Man City can do now as the leader Liverpool is just too much ahead for everyone else.
This match between Man City and Arsenal is pretty interesting because Arsenal’s current manager Mikel Arteta was assisting Pep Guardiola before his move to the Emirates. This means that Arteta knows this City team from inside out, which promises a huge tactical battle between him and his former mentor at the Etihad.
Arteta’s problems before this derby are related to the injuries of some of his players. The Uruguayan bulldog Lucas Torreira and the leftback Sead Kolasinac are not avaliable, just as Callum Chambers and Kieran Tierney.
Pep Guardiola is also having trouble with important players who are missing at the moment. The centre back Aymeric Laporte got injured again pretty soon after his return on the pitch, while the Belgian powerhouse in midfield Kevin De Bruyne is not avaliable, too.
Since their defeat against Tottenham Hotspur Manchester City raised their level and they achieved five wins in their last five matches, including against Real Madrid in the Champions League. It seems that the Cityzens are entering a peak form in this really crucial time of the season.
Arsenal prepared with a win for this next game at the Etihad. On Saturday the Gunners prevailed over West Ham United at home thanks to a winning goal from Alexandre Lacazette.
In our English Premier League predictions we expect Manchester City and Arsenal to offer us a high scoring and exciting game from the 28th round. These two teams know how to score goals, so it shall be a good one.