This Sunday, Arsenal hosts Manchester City in what is expected to be a cracker, given that both teams can score, but can not defend and both managers are now under pressure to get results.
A lot is being said Freddie Ljungberg and most of it is not flattering, but the last two games for Arsenal have not been that bad, even if it meant grinding out results.
✅ The facts
- When does Arsenal vs Man City kick-off? Sunday 15th December 2019 – 19:30 (EAT)
- Where is Arsenal vs Man City being played? Emirates Stadium.
- Referee? Paul Tierney.
🧮 Team news
Ljungberg will surely stick to a 4-2-3-1 formation here, with Aubameyang playing through the middle as it got them results versus West Ham.
Nicolas Pepe will face a last-minute fitness test, but it is more likely he’ll play than miss.
Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1):
Leno; Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Chambers, Kolasinac; Torreira, Guendouzi; Pepe, Ozil, Martinelli; Aubameyang
Unavailable: Dani Ceballos (Injured), Holding (Injured), Xhaka (Injured), Tierney (Injured).
Doubtful: Bellerin (Injured), Pepe (Injured).
Guardiola made some changes to the lineup that beat Dinamo Zagreb in their midweek CL fixture, but it is a no brainer that he will get back to his strongest starting 11 for this fixture.
Oleksandr Zinchenko is expected to return to the first 11 after being on the sidelines for a few games.
🔮 Predicted line-up (4-3-3):
Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Zinchenko; Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne; Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus, Sterling
Unavailable: Sane (Injured), Laporte (Injured), Aguero (Injured), Stones (Injured)
Doubtful: David Silva (Injured), Ederson (Illness)
📊 The key stats
Arsenal managed to come from behind to beat West Ham in their last Premier League match but that win over the struggling Hammers may mask their own deficiencies.
Manchester City’s last ten matches have all featured goals by both sides. It’s a similar story for Arsenal, with 11 of their last 12 matches in all competitions seeing goals at both ends. Goalmouth action seems a certainty here between two sides with serious defensive struggles.
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