Manchester City and Arsenal will face off in a top 6 battle on Sunday afternoon. The Citizens surprisingly lost to Newcastle in midweek and their mission of catching up with league leaders Liverpool looks harder and harder with each passing round. If the Reds manage to win their game against Leicester, the gap at the top will be 7 points. Arsenal won against Cardiff in midweek and are 5th in the table. The Gunners will fight tooth and nail to get into top 4, as they are equal on points with 4th placed Chelsea, but the Blues have a game in hand. The game promises to be an action packed encounter as City and Arsenal rank #1 and #3 for goals scored in the league.
Manchester City vs Arsenal Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last game||Last H2H games||Last games home/away|
|Manchester City||Win||8 W/ 6 D/ 6 L||3 W/ 1 D/ 1 L|
|Arsenal||Loss||6 W/ 6 D/ 8 L||1 W/ 1 D/ 3 L|
Last game between the clubs: 12.08.2018 Arsenal – Manchester City 0:2; Raheem Sterling 14′, Bernardo Silva 64′
Last game at this venue: 05.11.2017 Manchester City – Arsenal 3:1; Kevin De Bruyne 19′, Sergio Aguero 50′ (penalty), Gabriel Jesus 74′; Alexandre Lacazette 65′
Worth mentioning: The two teams met three times in 2018 and all of them saw Manchester City triumphing, while keeping a clean sheet. Prior to that, both teams were scoring in seven consecutive games. Eight of the last ten meetings produced over 2,5 goals. Arsenal scored in each of the team last five visits to the Etihad, while also able to keep one clean sheet, meaning the other four games saw both sides finding the back of the net.
Manchester City vs Arsenal Stats
|As of 30.01||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Manchester City||Loss||8 W/ 0 D/ 2 L||5 W/ 0 D/ 0 L|
|Arsenal||Win||5 W/ 1 D/ 4 L||1 W/ 1 D/ 3 L|
Last game Manchester City: 29.01.2019 Newcastle – Manchester City 2:1; Salomon Rondon 60′, Matt Ritchie 80′ (penalty); Sergio Aguero 1′
Last game Arsenal: 29.01.2019 Arsenal – Cardiff 2:1; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 66′ (penalty), Alexandre Lacazette 83′; Nathaniel Mendez-Laing 90′
Top performers Manchester City: Sergio Aguero 11 goals 6 assists, Raheem Sterling 10 goals 7 assists, Leroy Sane 8 goals 9 assists.
Top performers Arsenal: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 15 goals 4 assists, Alexandre Lacazette 9 goals 5 assists, Henrikh Mkhitaryan 4 goals 1 assist.
|Last 10 games||Goals scored:conceded||Over 2,5 goals||Goal/Goal||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: The Citizens were on a run of six games keeping a clean sheet prior to their surprise loss at Newcastle. At home they have a flawless record in the last five games, winning all of them while conceding just a single goal. Arsenal are struggling for consistency after their 22 game unbeaten run ended in mid-December and cannot record more than two games without a loss.
Manchester City vs Arsenal News
Missing players Manchester City: Claudio Bravo, Vincent Kompany, Benjamin Mendy.
Missing players Arsenal: Danny Welbeck, Rob Holding, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Hector Bellerin, Laurent Koscielny, Sokratis Papastathopoulos.
Manchester City vs Arsenal Predictions
Manchester City to win & over 2,5 goals – 1.57 @ bet365