Ferran Torres forced an own goal to start the goal rush last weekend against Norwich, how many will City put past Arsenal on Saturday? (Ph...
|Ferran Torres forced an own goal to start the goal rush last weekend against Norwich, how many will City put past Arsenal on Saturday? (Photo credit: Premierleague.com)|
Manchester City vs ArsenalEtihad Stadium12:30pm
The premier league is up and running and while the Hammers have picked up from where they stopped last season, The Blues are building on their successes and Liverpool making sure of a strong start, Manchester United can look at their returning super star and well, Arsenal is still Arsenal.
The Gunners have lost two in two, one expected being that the odds were against them in their 2-0 loss to Chelsea but not many expected anything less than maximum result against new boys Brentford but again, Arsenal will be Arsenal.
Manchester City pulled out of the race to sign Cristiano Ronaldo and in a twinkle of an eye, Manchester United have announced the return of the five time Ballon D’or winner, but despite City landing Grealish, Chelsea landing Lukaku and United bringing in Sancho, Varane and Ronaldo, Arsenal are still the biggest spenders this summer…
Arsenal will be away to City on Saturday and you wonder what to expect, three games, zero points? Arsenal are winless in ten against the Cityzens and it doesn’t look like that will change this time, City might be without Kevin De Bruyne but that won’t help Arsenal in any way.
A lot f frailties were exposed in the loss to Chelsea for Arsenal, the left side was badly isolated with Kieran Tierney always upfield, allowing Reece James to exploit the space behind and he even got on the score sheet, where does this leave Arsenal with Jack Grealish on City’s right?
City will have questions to answer on the whereabouts of Benjamin Mendy who was in police custody for rape related offenses, you will have to wonder if the entire City team won’t be guilty of same against Arsenal at the Etihad on Sunday.
How will Arsenal line up? The 6-0 win over Westbrom certainly warmed the hearts of some Arsenal fans and they will hope Bukayo Saka is fit enough to start against City, Emile Smith-Rowe was rested in midweek so he will start, same with Lokonga but Ben White is still healing from Covid.
City will most likely deploy Raheem Sterling upfront against Arsenal, Pep Guardiola will rotate but with international break up next, there will be freedom for the boys to express themselves as the first break of the season beckons.