How typical of Arsenal and our luck is this Gooners? Just as the Gunners are getting over our own injury crisis and are looking to build a decent run of results together, following on from a 2-0 win over Hull City in the FA cup and a 3-0 defeat of Stoke City yesterday, our next Premier League game throws up an away game with the reigning EPL champions.
But Man City are just going through a little mini crisis of their own right now and have had to do without all three of their front line forwards; Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic. So Arsenal have a great chance of coming away from the Etihad with a good result then right? Well not exactly.
Man City have only drawn with Everton on Saturday, but they were able to welcome Aguero back into the team as a second half sub alongside Jovetic. Also, Dzeko is supposed to be due back this week and could also line up against Arsenal on Sunday. Oh well, Gooners, it looks like we will have to this the hard way.
And just in case this is not quite enough firepower for Man City in the second half of the season, it looks like Manuel Pellegrini has pulled off the transfer of Wilfried Bony from Swansea City. ESPN have reported that the clubs have agreed a fee of around £28 million for the Ivory Coast striker. The good news for the Gunners is that Bony is currently at the African Cup of Nations so will not feature against us, but he will be back soon to help City in the Premier League.