Preview: Here’s what you need to know about tomorrow’s heavyweight clash between Arsenal and Man City
- Arsenal vs Manchester City at the Emirates stadium tomorrow (15 November)
- City win puts them top of the table
- Credit: Mike Egerton – PA Media
Manchester City make a trip to north London tomorrow (Wednesday) in a top of the table clash against Arsenal. Arsenal currently sit at the top of the table, three points clear of the current title holders in Manchester City.
City will be looking to have a better result than their last visit to North London after a 1-0 defeat to the gunners neighbours Tottenham Hotspur, a game that saw city starlets Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan start from the bench.
City bounced back from a disappointing result to beat Aston Villa 3-1 in front of a sell out crowd at the Etihad Stadium.
Fan favourite,Rodri spoke highly of the atmosphere inside the Etihad, saying that it “injects us [city players] with extra energy”.
When asked about the atmosphere, Rodri said: “I don’t know what happened honestly, but we need the crowd every day. We love them, but we need them like this because we really feel them on the pitch!”
Arsenal bump in the road
Arsenal have seemed to hit a bump in the road after a winless run of three games, which has saw two defeats and a draw. This is the first sign of vulnerability the Gunners have shown so far this season after answering all of the questions that have been asked so far about their title chances.
Arsenal have become almost a version of city in previous years due to their dominance at the top of the table and their personell who have previously plowed their trade at the current champions.
Mikel Arteta, former assistant manager of Manchester City and current Arsenal head coach, will be looking to get one over on his friend and spanish compatriot Pep Guardiola. Arsenal will be without their main striker Gabriel Jesus who they signed for £45 million from Manchester City. Jesus scored 95 goals for the visiting side in 236 appearances.
The game will be a tactical duel on the sidelines between both coaches and a win for either team could be a vital three points in the title race.