Sunday, 18 December 2016


Manchester City vs Arsenal: Premier League MatchWeek 17 Preview Analysis...... 18/12/2016.

Etihad Stadium will host the big game of the weekend between Pep Guardiola's men and Arsene Wenger's men. Arsenal are currently sitting third on the table with 34 points and City are next to them at fourth position with 33 points after 16 games played for both side in the Premier League.

Arsenal will go into the game as the wounded lion after they lost to Everton on Tuesday to end their fourteen unbeaten run in the Premier League so far this season, they will want to recover from the defeat while City will wants to continue winning way from mid-week win over Watford at Etihad Stadium.

The two mnagers with almot same style of play of tiki-taka will have to show difference today if one must win the game,  one among them have to set up a counter attacking team with a very fast players and intelligent if they are to get a better result and possession. Pep have introduce tiki-taka play style to the City team and have been doing good in it so far with Aguero and Sylva claiming more of the heat in the team.

We look at some stat between the two teams ahead of their first leg meeting in the league today and first League meeting between the two managers.

** Arsenal have NOT lose to Manchester City in their last seven meetings, winning four and drawn three in all competition including their last meeting at the pre-season game which Arsenal won 3-2.

** Manchester City last win over Arsenal was on the 14th December 2013 at Etihad Stadium with   6-3 score line.

** In the last 10 games between both side, Manchester City have 2-wins, 3-draws and 5-losses which include 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses at home.

** There have been 188 competitive matches between both side since 1893, Arsenal have won 95, drawn 44 and losses 49 which simply means City have only won 49 times, drawn 44 times and losses 95 times.

Manchester City will be without their three key men in the game, after they lose Ikay Guondogan to injury in the midweek while Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho are on suspension due to the ugly scene created at Chelsea's game.

Arsenal have only got one man injured recently, the German Shkodran Mustafi who is out after picking up injury in their game against Stoke City. Meanwhile Ramsey, Cazola and Welbeck are still out.



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