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Possible Arsenal Starting XI vs Man City + Prediction

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Arsenal travel north on Saturday to face title rivals Man City at the Etihad Stadium. Arsene Wenger will be desperate for his side to return to winning ways in this crucial Premier League encounter.

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The Gunners managed a 1-1 draw with Everton last weekend in the league, and with Napoli coming out 2-0 winners in the Champions League midweek, Wenger’s side need to step up a gear so as not to have their five point lead at the top of the Premier League cut.

Man City are in form, having beaten Bayern Munich on Tuesday, and will provide a stiff test for Arsenal.

Arsenal Team News

Defence: Bacary Sagna is set to miss out once more, with Carl Jenkinson to fill in for the injured Frenchman. The rest of the back-line should be unchanged.

Midfield: Rested duo Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere could return to the starting lineup after the midweek defeat at the hands of Napoli. Tomas Rosicky and Mathieu Flamini would drop out to accommodate the returning duo, but Wenger may use Flamini to combat the powerful City midfield.

Theo Walcott is pushing for his first Premier League start since returning from injury.

Attack: Olivier Giroud should lead the line solo, as he has done to great effect this season.

Arsenal Form: WLWWWD

Prediction: 2-1 – I worry for Arsenal in this tie. City will be high on confidence after beating Bayern Munich in their own back yard, and may prove to be too strong for the Gunners on Saturday.

Comments (2)

  1. If Art OR Caz play we are doomed. Silva and Yaya will waltz past and away from them just like Manure and Everton did. They have been rumbled and are being targeted. We won’t beat any top side at home or in Europe with these two starting. The other midfielders run about like dervishes, in attack and defence, whilst these two do what? You can’t carry passengers at the top level. We all pass and move and we all close down or we lose.

    • I’m thinking a arsenal five of Arteta, Flamini, Wilshere, Ramsey and Ozil could do well. Additionally with Jenkinson on the pitch you need a MF in front of him who tracks back.

      I think they will be too tired though to last 90 minutes at the Etihad, and will eventually get dominated. But dont worry Arsenal fans, City will lose the next game and you will be back in a comfortable lead.