Can Arsenal take full advantage of Man City’s struggles? Preview & Predicted score

Arsenal should be looking forward to taking on Manchester City today with their side far from unbeatable at present.

The Citizens will be without a recognised centre-forward for today’s encounter, as well as missing the integral Kevin de Bruyne, but this is just the icing on the cake for Arsenal.

City have been struggling since the start of the season, and their embarrassing 5-2 defeat at the hands of Leicester City have proven that this team is very much out of sorts.

Our team is very much on the up however, beating everyone in our path overlooking our visit to Anfield in the league, but we have even beaten Liverpool twice already this term in other competitions.

The bookmakers have to make the hosts favourites, but I can’t help but feel that we are the more likely winners all-things-considered.

City’s sole win this term came against Wolves, who have also been terrible so far this season, while they also failed to beat Leeds in a 1-1 draw at Elland Road, while we have beaten their conquerors Leicester, West Ham, Fulham and Sheffield United already this term.

The form book most certainly favours us at present, but that will account for nothing if we do not perform to the best of our abilities.

Thomas Partey’s inclusion in today’s starting line-up could well be the missing ingredient to give us the extra edge for the big clash, and I’m certainly going to stick with my (possibly biased) view that we are going to come away with an unprecedented win.

I can see us coming away with a 3-1 win at the Etihad today, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ending his mini-drought with a brace today.

What are your predictions for the big game? Am I alone in feeling confident despite the the task in hand?

Patrick

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12 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    OT.. It’s official – VAR have deserted Liverpool!! I predicted Liverpool to win 3-2… gutted 😂
    Rangers winning 2-0… wow, what a day so far!! Can’t wait for 17.30!!!

    1. Trudeau says:

      Happy with the result but VAR is a joke. After years of supporting it, I think we need to return to old school and get rid of it. Amazing how the muppets can mess it up.

      1. Sue says:

        Yeah, Trudeau.. Everton deserved their point.. I was gobsmacked how they came to that conclusion though and disallowed that goal!!

  2. Sue says:

    OT.. Nelson has scored for the U23s… currently 1-1 against United.
    Saliba, ESR, Willock and Cedric all playing…

    1. Adega Olatunji says:

      Good one, that’s where they should be for now

      1. Sue says:

        Now 3-3.. Balogun with a brace!!

  3. Tom says:

    Good afternoon everyone anyway it could be 2-1 either way hopefully we will win 5-2 like Leicester did lok

  4. RSH says:

    Wtf, so many first team players in academy game today. Ozil might actually make bench honestly. Also pretty embarrassing we couldn’t even win the game with half 1st team players.

    1. Defund The Media says:

      Half first team players? Who? Wouldnt say any of them are consistently in our starting 11.

  5. Havyn says:

    The team news is out
    Partey on the bench
    Aguero is playing and Luiz is out

  6. Welbeck says:

    Well I must say, I’m slightly surprised to see Pepe starting up front with Aubameyang on the left, clearly Arteta thinks it’s his strongest position. Its great seeing Holding in the line up, hopefully he can juggle the ball samba-style past a couple of defenders on the way to goal. (I know, wishful thinking at it’s best but one can only hope)

    Judging by the results of both team’s fixtures I’d say the bookies would have us down to lose but, I’m expecting us to draw or win and give a good account of ourselves at the very least.

    3-1 to Arsenal
    (And if we win by that scoreline, I’ll eat my hat** )

    ** I’ll submit a piece for just arsenal

  7. Ayodele Parjoule Falade says:

    Please can anyone tell me why Lucas Torreira couldn’t make the bench at Arsenal but is now a starter in Athletico Madrid team after a loan move?
    I think we might be underutilizing some of our players in Arsenal even under MA…

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