Top Premier League Clash: Arsenal vs Man City

Published December 21, 2015 by Sol FH

Top Premier League Clash: Arsenal vs Man City

The battle for second place in the Premier League gets underway tonight at 20:00 GMT, as the Gunners host City at the Emirates.

There is no better way to round out Matchday 17 of the Premier League than with a huge match. Two squads fighting for second place in the Premier League, with their eyes on finishing above Cinderella story Leicester, still leading the table. It has been a bitter relationship between the two teams over the last few years, as City has snatched up its fair share of Arsenal stars thanks to its big budget and deep pockets. Arsenal Coach Arsene Wenger says that he no longer cares about the transactions made in the past, as his team is at its best and he is confident he will lead them to victory tonight.

Arsenal are the only team to beat league leaders, Leicester and they did in in style, coming from behind to win 5-2. In fact the only team that are regarded as a serious threat to Arsenal's run at its first title since 2004 is Manchester City. Many expect that Leicester's bubble will pop soon and they will be somewhere around third or fourth place by the end of the season. Arsenal has not been the most consistent against top teams on the table, beating Man. United, Crystal Palace and of course Leicester, but were held to a draw against Tottenham and Liverpool. 

Manchester City will need to start playing better on the road and that needs to start tonight. They have lost four away games in a row and have not been able to score an away goal in the last three. Even though Arsenal has only lost one of its last 18 Premier League home matches against City, they have been held to only 1 win, 4 draws and a loss in its last six against the Sky Blues. Prior to the match Arsenal are favorites at 2.40, a draw is 3.50 and for Manchester City to win, they'll need to overcome the underdog position at 3.10.  

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See also

Premier League Odds: Chelsea Vs. Man City

Premier League Clash of Titans: Liverpool vs. Arsenal


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