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Preview: Manchester City – Arsenal

Manchester City will be looking to reinforce their position as Premier League leaders today, when they receive the visit of 5th-placed Arsenal.

 

Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:

Man City come into this weekend’s round of Premier League (PL) fixtures 5 points clear of rivals Man Utd at the top of the table after winning 9 and drawing 1 of their first 10 matches, all whilst scoring a total of 35 goals and conceding only 6.

The Citizens have won just 1 of their last 9 matches against Arsenal in all competitions, drawing 4 and losing 4, with that victory coming in this fixture last season.

Sergio Aguero has scored 5 goals in his last 7 matches for Man City against Arsenal in all competitions, including the 2-1 extra-time defeat in the semi-finals of the FA Cup back in April, which was the last meeting between the two sides.

Man City have won all 9 of their PL matches in which they have led this season, while Arsenal have won the most matches (3) and points (9) from losing positions.

Theo Walcott has scored 3 PL goals at the Etihad Stadium, which is more than any other Arsenal player, but Olivier Giroud has found the net in each of his last 2 starts at Man City.

Both players, however, are likely to only feature from the bench, so please check the team news.

 

Missing players

Manchester City: V. Kompany (calf injury), B. Mendy (knee injury)

Arsenal: S. Cazorla (Achilles tendon injury), S. Mustafi (muscle injury), D. Welbeck (muscle injury), K. Bielik (doubtful), C. Chambers (doubtful), D. Ospina (doubtful).