Manchester CITY had been knocked out of the FA Cup semi-finals the final time Pep Guardiola’s aspect performed Arsenal and Mikel Arteta’s staff have began their league marketing campaign as impressively. Arsenal have taken 9 from 12 factors whereas Metropolis have 4 from 9 and, with Kevin De Bruyne out, that is one other agency check of the place the house aspect is at.
Time and date: Saturday, October 17, 2020 At 15.30pm
The stadium: Etihad Stadium
The tournament: Premier League
Conveyor channels: Sky Sports
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
1-Man city are unbeaten in 9 Premier League match – scoring at the very least twice in every of them – since a 1-2 defeat in December 2015 (W7, D2).
2-Arsenal may lose seven league matches in a row towards the identical opponent for the primary time since doing so versus Ipswich between 1974 and 1977.
3-Nevertheless, Arsenal gained the newest aggressive assembly, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring each objectives in an FA Cup semi-final tie in July.
4-The Gunners’ solitary victory of their previous 9 away league video games towards Metropolis got here in January 2015.
1-Thomas Partey is unlikely to begin Arsenal’s match at Manchester City on Saturday given he has solely skilled a couple of instances along with his new team-mates.It means Dani Ceballos and Granit Xhaka are prone to play in midfield for Arsenal, though Mohamed Elneny is pushing to begin too.
2-In defence, Mikel Arteta is predicted to be have Kieran Tierney obtainable – who has been in quarantine after being in shut contact along with his Scotland team-mate Stuart Armstrong, who examined positive for Covid-19 final week.Meaning a again three of Gabriel, Tierney and Rob Holding are prone to begin on the Etihad, except David Luiz is given the nod as a substitute.
3-Alexandre Lacazette is predicted to guide the road and he will probably be flanked by Willian and captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
1-Kevin De Bruyne is more prone to miss the match with Arsenal after selecting up a knock with Belgium in the direction of England.
2-Sergio Aguero (knee) is again in coaching however is uncertain for this game.
3-man city will welcome again Joao Cancelo from the foot downside that stored him out of our opening games and Bernardo, each of whom performed for Portugal final week.
4- Oleksandr Zinchenko additionally stays side-lined and Gabriel Jesus (muscular) may even miss the sport as he recovers from a muscle harm.
5-Raheem Sterling will face a late health take a look at
(3-4-3): Leno; Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles; Willian, Lacazette, Aubameyang
(4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Mendy; Foden, Rodri, Gundogan; Bernardo, Mahrez, Sterling