On Sunday afternoon, Manchester City will face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in one of the season’s most important games.
It’s a game between two sides that competed for the Premier League title last season, with this season’s meeting giving an opportunity to make an early statement of purpose. With a win, the Gunners will be able to overtake City, but they will need to be at their best against a club who defeated them twice in the league last season before capturing the trophy as part of a historic triple.
The Gunners face a City team that won the Champions League against RB Leipzig after suffering their first Premier League defeat of the season. Meanwhile, Arsenal won their most recent Premier League match against Bournemouth but were defeated by Lens in the Champions League on Wednesday.
City won their previous visit to the Emirates, and their triumph in February turned the tide in their favor during a heated title chase. This victory was followed by a 4-1 victory for City at the Etihad Stadium in April, thus eliminating Arsenal’s title hopes.
However, with a new season started and the Gunners just one point behind City in the championship race, it’s an opportunity for both sides to score an early punch against a rival.
Time: Arsenal vs Man City
The match takes place on Sunday, 8th October at the Emirates Stadium, London and kicks off at 4:30 pm UK time.
How to watch Arsenal vs Manchester City:
Arsenal vs Man City will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event & Premier League. You can sign up to Sky Sports HERE, alternatively you can watch the match on NOW TV contract-free with a day or month subscription – see more details HERE.
Arsenal were devastated in midweek when star player Bukayo Saka hobbled off during their Champions League loss to Lens, and he, along with Gabriel Martinelli, are doubts for this encounter while Jurrien Timber continues to sit out.
Meanwhile, City are still missing Kevin de Bruyne, who is out with a long-term injury. Guardiola will also be without Rodri, who will serve the final of his three-match suspension.
- Arsenal vs. Man City spread: City -0.5 (+130)
- Arsenal vs. Man City over/under: 2.5 goals
- Arsenal vs. Man City money line: Arsenal +185, Manchester City +145, Draw +230
- ARS: Has 22 goals in 11 total games (7-3-1), scoring at least one in each.
- MNC: Has outscored Arsenal 33-5 in the past 12 EPL meetings (12-0-0).
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