Manchester City face Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday looking to add more woes on the Gunners after their slow start to the new campaign.
While City managed to recover from an opening-weekend defeat at the hands of Tottenham, Arsenal have now lost two league games on the bounce, and the pressure is already mounting on boss Mikel Arteta.
A visit to the champions looks like another tough ask but Mikel Arteta’s side can at least be bouyed by a 6-0 demolition of West Brom in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.
Man City vs Arsenal- Team News
Arsenal were without a host of first-team players for the defeat by Chelsea but should be back closer to full-strength this weekend.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette will both be available while Martin Odegaard will be looking for First EPL start since signing on a permanent transfer from Real Madrid in .
Tierney, Bukayo Saka and Ben white also declare fit to face the Citizens. Thomas Partey still Out alongside Nketiah.
City remain without Phil Foden, while John Stones is still working his way back to full fitness and Kevin de Bruyne remains a doubt.
Manchester City vs Arsenal- Possible Lineups
Manchester City Possible Lineup (4-3-3): Ederson ;Walker, Ruben Dias, Laporte, Cancelo ; Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Jack Grealish ; Mahrez ,Gabriel Jesus , Raheem Sterling
Arsenal Possible Lineup (4-2-3-1): Leno; Cedric , Ben White , Pablo Mari, Tierney ; Sambi Lokonga, Xhaka ;Nicolas Pepe, Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka; Aubameyang
Manchester City Vs Arsenal – Key Players
Manchester City – Raheem Sterling
Despite his critics, Raheem Sterling was one of the stars of the summer for England as he helped the Three Lions to reach the final of Euro 2020. After a short break, he has hit the ground running this season, opening his account for the campaign in the 5-0 success over Norwich.
Sterling’s record against the Gunners is too hard to ignore and will be looking to add to his tally when the two sides meet on Saturday.
Sterling has been directly involved in six goals in his last five Premier League appearances against Arsenal (4 goals, 2 assists).
Arsenal – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
After a distarious season last summer, much will be expected from the Arsenal forward this season.
After missing the match against Brentford and coming off the bench in the defeat to Chelsea due to Covid.
He registered his name on the scoresheet against Westbroom with an hat-trick and will be looking to lead his side to victory at Ethiad on Saturday.
Manchester City Vs Arsenal – Prediction
It almost feels as if Arsenal’s season will not get going until after the international break. The history books suggest they usually struggle a lot against the Citizens.
While they will be buoyed by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette both getting on the scoresheet in the Carabao Cup, the opposition on Saturday is in a different world and it is difficult to see them upsetting the champions on their own patch.
Manchester City 3 : 1 Arsenal
Possible Goalscorers : Sterling, Mahrez,Bernardo Silva ; Aubameyang