Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(68) 37 Goals 66 (97)
(51) 23 Assists 44 (64)
(6.9) 7 Average Ratings 7.3 (7)
28.7 Average Age 28.8
182.6 Average Height (cm) 181.5
(1.1) 1.1 Shots pg 1.3 (1.3)
(55%) 58% Aerial Duel Success 53% (52%)
(0.5) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.7)
(1.4) 1.3 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.9)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Vassiriki Abou Diaby Out 6.05
Theo Walcott Out 7.11384615384616
Jack Wilshere Out 7.0025
Mesut Özil Out 7.27653846153846
Aaron Ramsey Out 7.74652173913043
Ryo Miyaichi Out 6.36
Laurent Koscielny Out 7.3359375
Player Reason Status Rating
Matija Nastasic Out 6.96307692307692
Sergio Agüero Out 7.68565217391304
Micah Richards Out 7.08

Team News

  • Arsenal's lengthy injury list shows no immediate signs of shortening, with Mesut Özil, Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Laurent Koscielny and Jack Wilshere all definitely out.
  • Kim Källström made his debut from the bench last time out and is in contention again.
  • Lukas Podolski made an impact as a substitute in midweek and will hope to start on Saturday.
  • Edin Dzeko will keep his place ahead of the out of sorts Alvaro Negredo up front having scored twice in the derby in midweek.
  • Clichy should also get the nod against his former club, with Pellegrini facing no fresh injury concerns.
  • The Chilean's main decision may well be between Navas and Milner on the right wing.

Prediction

  • Arsenal have all but lost hope of a title challenge in the space of a week and defeat to City would end any feint chance they have of mounting a comeback for good.
  • If City fail to win they'll give Chelsea and Liverpool the chance to extend the gap at the top which, despite having games in hand, would be a real concern for Pellegrini.
  • Meetings between the two have generally been full of drama, with 5 red cards in the last 3 league meetings at the Emirates. With so much at stake it should be another intense affair this weekend.
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Comments (47)

 
  • Demichelis was the best player on the pitch. No matter how good he plays he never gets any credit.

  • Rosicky had a great game. Full of confidence and gave Arsenal hope. 6.4 does not reflect what he did. Anyway thank you Arsenal: Liverpool fan.

  • Giroud is better than Rosicky????? WTF WHOSCORED????

  • DZEKO FLOP OF THE MATCH

  • Well done Arsenal, to those nay sayers, myself included, don't write this bunch off

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  • this is turning into some match

  • yessssssss!!!! 1-1

  • FLAMINI! Get In there! Score another gunners, do Liverpool a favor

  • Dzeko is really something. I don't know another world class striker that misses so many easy chances.

  • c'mon arsenal!!! Liverpool is with you for this one

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  • wooow what a bad foul for Silva

  • Such divers and crybaby's at Arsenal lol.

  • We are so weak!

  • Toure´s yellow is very dangerous for citizens because both Fernandinho and Yaya gives balance for the team Now we are gonna see so many counter attacks

  • Last 5 seasons transfer balance (revenue - expenditure): Arsenal: cca. 0 Man City: cca. -480 000 000 € It's basiclly as if you and I compete in a 100m run but I start from 40th meter. And when you loose everybody just ignores that fact. Not even an Arsenal fan.

  • Dzeko hits the post in Silva´s goal without any doubt

  • Is it just me or cazorla on the picture above look like al pacino lol

  • Let's see what the legend can do

  • 2-5

  • look at the injuries... 4-5 key players at Arsenal, 1 at City we need to get rid of the whole medical staff if we want to be in the title race next year

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  • *big score

  • Arsenal in bad shape, wouldn't be surprising if they are finally beaten and for a big scoring. Citizens have a great forwards, seems Dzeko is gradually tuning. Agree with albgunn about Citizens defense's weaknesses, I think for example Kompany is a mixed bleeding. The problem for Arsenal is the lack of good strikers.

  • I feel bad for Arsenal fans. They always get so close yet fall so far.

  • I said after the Liverpool match that Arsenal would struggle to get into the top 4. If Arsenal lose and Everton win, everton will be 3 points off with a game in hand.

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  • I think it'll be 1-3. Arsenal are as bas as people think they are but, obviously, nowhere near good enough for City.

  • 1-8 for city.

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  • 0-9 man city

  • odds and the general opinion will favour City to win this match but Arsenal are capable of beating any team in their day, i think Wenger should motivate his side more and be able to toughen up against big teams for once this season. Lukas Podolski has shown a few times that he can actually score when mostly needed, so he should start, Arteta in my mind should not start, i'd rather put Ox next to Flamini for a bit of mobility in midfield, Toure and Fernandinho move fluidly in midfield in contrast to Arteta who only side/back passes, Fernandinho had the best game so far with City in the first leg of this game, Arsene Wenger must plan to nullify Toure and Fernandinho as these two players connect with Silva who can either score or beat any defence with that killer pass! as per defence City are not any better than Arsenal right now. im predicting goals 2:2 or 3:2 Arsenal to upset the race for the crown again. COYG!

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  • I watch Arsenal against Swansea. If nothing will change in a few days they will be beaten hardly from City (1-3).

  • The only way man city can lose this game is if they do what they did against Wigan, then again I look at Arsenal's team and their are far too many injuries. If they work hard they can get a result , that's if they have recovered psychologically against Chelsea, After what i saw against swansea I doubt it. 2-4

  • Manchester City to WIN---> 1-2

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  • City have to take it, arsenal aren't strong enough, even at home. Wenger will fall again.. I predict 0-2 city!

  • Arsenal to get battered again 0-5

  • It's time for the rebound, but whether that is possible with this bare bones squad?

  • cm on MAN CITY..... ;-)

  • WE'LL RIP THEM #COYG

  • we need this win come on lads big home game we can do this

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