Arsenal vs Manchester City Preview, Line up and Predicted score by KJ
This has been a long two weeks without watching Arsenal play and it’s made worse by the fact that we’ve had the bitter taste of a draw against Leicester still in our mouths. But we have a chance to get back on track with a win against Man City and there is a lot to be excited about.
We don’t know what formation we’ll play, we don’t know how effective Welbeck will be for us, we don’t know whether we’ll be better equipped to face the bigger teams now. There are a lot of questions but the result tomorrow will give us a lot of answers.
We tend to do pretty decently against City at home and I expect us to have the upper hand for large parts of the game. We need a good start to set the tone of the game and hopefully City don’t press us as much with Welbeck and Sanchez ready to counter. Providing Mesut is played through the middle, I expect him to have a good game as City press high up and he can play balls between their defenders if our players make the runs. If he’s played on the left, expect very little from him as he’ll be completely limited and will be forced to defend against Zabaleta and Silva/Nasri.
Debuchy – Mertesacker – Koscielny – Monreal
Arteta – Ramsey
Sanchez – Özil – Cazorla
We should have close to our strongest line up providing Ramsey is fit. All we need is Walcott to be back soon and we can really start punishing the opposition.
I expect Monreal and Cazorla to struggle slightly as City are so strong on their right side but Cazorla is better defensively from the side and I hope Wenger tells Monreal to be a bit more cautious as Debuchy is far better equipped at bombing forward and recovering on the counter attack.
This is undoubtedly going to be a tough game but I have high hopes that we can produce a memorable win. 2 – 1 to Arsenal.