Welcome to our preview of the Manchester City vs Arsenal match. The game will be played at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. This is one of the biggest games of the season so far between the current league leaders in the Gunners and the bookmakers’ favourites to ultimately win the title – Manchester City. With the title race being particularly open this season, and several clubs apparently in the running, this is an absolutely critical fixture, which all of the various contenders will have their opinions on how they might like it to turn out. Probably none of them would wish to see an Arsenal win, though, and should the Gunners manage to pick up three points here, many observers would view them very differently in terms of their long-term potential in the title race.

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Previous Meetings

Club Friendlies ‎(FR)‎ Aug 10, 2013 Arsenal 3 – Manchester City FC 1
England – Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ Jan 13, 2013 Arsenal 0 – Manchester City FC 2
England – Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ Sep 23, 2012 Manchester City FC 1 – Arsenal 1
Club Friendlies ‎(FR)‎ Jul 27, 2012 Arsenal 0 – Manchester City FC 2
England – Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ Apr 8, 2012 Arsenal 1 – Manchester City FC 0

In the corresponding fixture, the results since 2000 are 4 wins to Manchester City, 1 Draw and 7 wins to Arsenal. It must be said however, that most of Arsenals wins came early on and in recent years Manchester City have fared a bit better with 3 wins and 2 losses in the last 5 occurrences of this fixture.

Goals Scored

Arsenal have scored 30 goals this season, whereas Manchester City have scored 41.

Goals Conceded

Arsenal have conceded 11 goals this season, while Manchester City have conceded 15.

Team and Selection News

Manchester City are certainly likely to field their strongest possible eleven for this game, the question on many City fans’ lips will be whether or not this will include Spanish schemer David Silva. He could be available for selection, but Manuel Pellegrini may opt to begin with his most creative player on the bench owing to his time spent out of the game through injury. Arsenal have rotated their squad regularly this season, but will undoubtedly field their strongest possible line-up for this fixture. This will probably mean that Flamini, Rosicky, Arteta and Walcott have to settle for places on the bench.

Conclusion

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