Match of the Week: Manchester City-Arsenal
Updated: May 17
Manchester City and Arsenal go head-to-head for the Premier League in a pivotal battle for this season's title. The home team with a win will close to Arsenal to two points and will have two games less, while on the other hand the visitors want to prevail because otherwise the title case will be difficult.
Manchester City only needs victory to take an important step towards winning the championship. The Citizens are five points behind Arsenal, however, with two games in hand. So if they win today and win the other two games they will be four points clear. Competitively, there are no problems and except for Ake, everyone is available.
The three consecutive draws have taken away the difference that Arsenal had built up against Manchester City. Now, everyone is under pressure and today they want the victory in order to be able to win the championship in the end. The mentality in the Arsenal camp and confidence has been shaken after difficult results in recent games. Saliba will be out for today's match, while Xhaka is also doubtful.
In the last five matches Manchester City has four wins and one draw
In the last five matches Arsenal have three draws and two wins
Manchester City have scored three or more goals in four of their last five matches.
In their last five matches, Arsenal have conceded goals from all the teams they played
Manchester City have won their last seven matches against Arsenal
Manchester City: 3-2-4-1: Moraes, Akanji, Dias, Laporte, Stones, Rodry, Mahrez, Gudogan, De Bruyne, Grealish, Haaland
Arsenal: 4-2-3-1: Ramsdale, White, Holding, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Partey, Jorginho, Saka, Ondergaard, Martinelli, Gabriel Jesus