Manchester City will take on Arsenal as they travel to Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night hoping to narrow down the lead in this crucial clash. The Sky Blues come into the match on the back of a comfortable 3-1 victory over Aston Villa, so they will be looking to produce a similar result in this midweek encounter.
Pep Guardiola could revert back to a 4-3-3 formation and is expected to name a strong first XI for this most anticipated clash in the Premier League. Erling Haaland picked up a thigh problem against the Villans but Guardiola remains hopeful that he will recover in time to face the Gunners while Ederson Moraes operates in between the sticks to stop the opposition attackers from finding the back of the net.
4-3-3 Manchester City Predicted XI Vs Arsenal
As mentioned above, Ederson will operate in between the sticks for Man City as he looks to secure a clean sheet away from home. Ruben Dias will form the customary centre-half partnership with Aymeric Laporte at the heart of Guardiola’s defence as they look to keep things solid at the back throughout the game.
Kyle Walker will fill in at right-back while Nathan Ake hopes to impress on the other flank as the left-back. Both of them will get the license to get forward and join in on the attack to stretch the opposition’s backline.
John Stones remains sidelined for the long term, so Manuel Akanji and Sergio Gomez will take a spot on the bench as they provide cover for the defensive positions.
Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri and Ilkay Gundogan will make up Man City’s midfield as they look to give a good account of themselves at the centre of the park and engineer enough chances for their team to win in this crucial fixture.
Kalvin Phillips and Bernardo Silva will have to settle for a spot on the bench as they await their chance to shine in the second half if required.
Jack Grealish will play as the left-sided wide player while Riyad Mahrez hopes to weave his magic from the right flank. Mahrez is enjoying a decent run of form of late and would look to be a constant menace in the final third.
Erling Haaland could be the focal point of Man City’s attack as he focuses on recovering from a thigh problem in order to be available for the next fixture. The Norwegian striker will carry most of the goal-scoring workload for the Mancunian giants on the attacking end of the field if he features in the match-day squad.
Phil Foden will have to take a spot on the bench as he waits for his opportunity to shine in the second half.