In recent years, Arsenal have had a dismal run against City in the league campaign. The last time the Gunners were able to overcome The Blues was all the way back in 2015 when goals from Oliver Giroud and Theo Walcott sealed a 2-1 win against Manuel Pellegrini’s men.
But since then, The Reds have gone on a streak which won’t appease the red half of London. They haven’t won any game against them since and the scoreline of 3-0 haunts the Gunners faithful just a little too much.
On the other hand, Pep Guardiola would be hoping to get his team back on track to compete for the league title. From what the table looks like right now, Arsenal have a greater chance of winning the league than City.
City are eight points adrift of surprise leaders Everton, who have a feisty clash against Champions Liverpool. Whereas Mikel Arteta’s men sit just three points off the first place. A win for Arsenal plus a loss for Aston Villa and Everton can see Gunners at top the charts come the end of this game week.
Even though, winning the title is a task that seems impossible for the rejuvenated Arsenal team right now, a place in the top four come May would end the campaign on a sweet note for The Reds.
Kevin De Bruyne has been ruled out whereas Thomas Partey is in contention to make his debut at Etihad. It remains to be seen who gets the better of whom. But for the first time in a while, Arsenal go into the match as favorites.