With Arsenal facing Man City next in the Premier League, Arsene Wenger and the players could do with any and as much help as they can get in the build up to Sunday’s away day. Not only have Pep Guardiola’s team yet to lose in the league, with just one draw and nine EPL wins so far this season, they are scoring on average more than three goals a game, so we know it is going to be a tough task for the Gunners at the weekend.
However, they are not unbeatable and, let’s be honest, coming back to north London with a point would be a pretty good result for us. Arsenal fans have good reason to be a little optimistic as well, because for once the European midweek games could actually work in our favour.
Yes we have one day fewer to prepare as City play on Wednesday, but they have to travel to Italy for their match while ours is in London. They also need to field a strong side while our manager will surely be ringing the changes as we have the Europa League group firmly in control and the visit of Red Star Belgrade should not provide too much of a test.
Another reason for Arsenal fans to have some hope is that in Napoli, City are facing one o9f the most in form teams in Europe at the minute. They have also not lost in the league, with 10 wins and one draw putting them three points clear of the champions Juventus at the top of Serie A.
Knocking a bit of momentum out of Man City would be a great thing to happen from an Arsenal point of view, so can Napoli do it and give us a big helping hand before the weekend?