Arsenal will entertain Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium this Wednesday night as both teams look to go all out for the three points. The Gunners were held to a 1-1 draw by Brentford recently. In contrast, Man City secured a 3-1 win over Aston Villa last weekend which will give them a lot of confidence going into this top-of-the-table clash in North London.
Arsenal Vs Manchester City: Talking Tactics
Mikel Arteta will probably opt for a 4-3-3 formation and could ask his players to defend their penalty box well and cause the opposition defenders some problems on the counter.
Pep Guardiola will set his team up in a 4-3-3 formation as well and could instruct his men to dominate possession and engineer enough clear-cut chances to win this contest on the road.
This game might come too soon for Gabriel Jesus, who is close to making a return from injury. Emile Smith Rowe and Reiss Nelson remain sidelined as well for Arsenal due to injuries.
Arsenal Predicted XI
Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Nketiah
Erling Haaland is a doubt for this game after picking up a knock versus Aston Villa recently. Furthermore, John Stones is sidelined for this game because of a hamstring problem.
Manchester City Predicted XI
Ederson; Lewis, Dias, Laporte, Ake; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish
Both Martin Odegaard and Granit Xhaka need to have a good game if the Gunners want to secure a win in this Premier League clash at home.
Bukayo Saka might be Arsenal’s best hope for a goal in midweek, so Arteta will depend on him to cause a lot of problems for the opposition defenders.
The defensive performance of Ruben Dias and Aymeric Laporte could go a long way in determining the fate of this game.
Kevin De Bruyne will be Guardiola’s main playmaker in the Arsenal half, so he will have to carry most of the creative burden for Man City in midweek.
If Haaland plays, he will be expected to do most of the damage for the Mancunian side in the final third.
Arsenal Vs Manchester City: Streaming Links
|United Kingdom||BBC Radio 5 Live, Amazon Prime Video|
|USA||Peacock, SiriusXM FC|
|India||JioTV, Hotstar VIP|
|Italy||Sky Sport Uno|
|Germany||Sky Sport Premier League, Sky Sport Top Event, WOW, Sky Go|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport NOW, Sky Sport Premier League|