Arsenal Tries to Extend Manchester City's Misery in the Premier LeaguePublished December 18, 2016 by Florin P
Manchester City seeks first win in almost a month with its key players unfit to play (4:00 p.m UK Time).
Manchester City is slowly but steadily sinking in the Premier League standings. The trophy looks increasingly elusive and Chelsea seems capable of recapturing its former glory. Unlike the Londoners who can focus exclusively on the domestic league, Manchester City will play some difficult matches in the Champions League next year.
Three Key Players Missing for City
With both Fernandinho and Aguerro missing, Manchester City was hammered by Leicester who scored four unanswered goals. The late match rally was not enough to change the outcome and they now brace for another difficult match. Arsenal come visiting and they haven’t lost a match since the opening round when Liverpool defeated them.
Fernandinho and Aguerro are still suspended, so the offensive will struggle and Kompany is mending an injury. Home pitch advantage is important for Manchester City but this year they want just three out of seven games. The players who are fit to play are generally tired after spending so much time on the pitch. Some of them have lost confidence in their chances of winning the Premier League and focus mostly on the European competition.
Arsenal Turns into a Goalscoring Machine
Wenger has reignited Arsenal’s engine and his team is firing on all cylinders. Both at home and on the road they have increased their goalscoring production with an average of four goals per match in December. They are going to push for another victory on the road despite the fact that they face a formidable opponent with Guardiola at the helm.
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