After a 2-1 loss to Lens in the UEFA Champions League. Arsenal vs Manchester City will come into play on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium. Both sides will continue their Premier League matches.
Pep Guardiola will face Mikel Arteta again this season, after losing the FA Community Shield to the Gunners. As a result, the Citizens won’t hold back in the league game on Sunday.
Apparently, there’s only one point between Manchester City and Arsenal in the league table. The two teams have been dazzling impressively in the EPL this campaign.
The Citizens usually face the Gunners with a high level of winning spirit. Of course, Pep Guardiola’s men are always unstoppable in the Premier League, regardless of their opponent.
Meanwhile, Manchester City lost the FA Community Shield to Arsenal in August. Which means, the Citizens won’t take it lightly against Mikel Arteta’s troops at the Emirates Stadium.
The North London club signed some brilliant and talented players in the summer. As a result, the two sides have enough reinforcements in the squad, and they are both tactical and brilliant.
However, the Gunners have received good news ahead of Arsenal vs Manchester City. Surprisingly, it’s most likely to boost the host’s 90-minute display against the visitor on their home soil.
The Citizens wouldn’t want to lose back-to-back against the Gunners. However, this particular good news will definitely help Mikel Arteta’s men on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium.
The Citizens all-around midfielder, Rodri, won’t be available to play in Arsenal vs Manchester City. His absence in the midfield is a blessing for the Gunners, as they will be able to control the midfield.
Obviously, Thomas Partey is back in the squad for the Gunners. Which means, Arsenal have enough legs in the midfield to control and dominate Arsenal vs Manchester City on Sunday.
Rodri picked up a red card against Nottingham Forest in September. Therefore, he will be out of the squad for three matches, which will make him unavailable for the Citizens at the Emirates Stadium.
Of course, the Spanish defensive midfielder has already missed Wolverhampton and Newcastle. Which means Arsenal vs Manchester City will be his last game for the red card suspension.
Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola’s men have lost their last two league games without Rodri. As a result, the player’s absence on Sunday is good news and a massive boost for the North London club.
Manchester City’s loss percentage with Rodri is just 13%. However, the team’s loss percentage without him is 33%. Apparently, that shows the importance of the Spanish defensive midfielder in the squad.
In order to control and dominate the midfield. Mikel Arteta is most likely to start Declan Rice and Thomas Partey as double pivots. Since Rodri won’t be available for the Citizens.