Arsenal vs Manchester City Prediction, H2H, Team News: De Bruyne and Gundogan set to return for City
Arsenal are set to host the league leaders Manchester City in an attempt to enforce a break in Pep and Co's phenomenal unbeaten streak of wins at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
Arsenal vs Manchester City: Preview
Manchester City at the moment are cruising away with everything with whatever has been available to them in the past few weeks. Pep Guardiola has substantiated that his side are capable to play exquisite football despite missing some of their key players.
Arsenal have had a story of their own from battling in the bottom half of the table, from being relegation contenders to fighting for the top four spot.
Pep Guardiola in his latest interview had only praise for his ex-assistant and the Spaniard refused to take any credit for Arteta's progress as a manager.
Arsenal vs Manchester City: Head to Head
Manchester City have a dominant record in the head-to-head, winning 15 out of the 30 games played between them. Meanwhile, they have lost only nine, while six have been drawn.
As far as the last five meetings between the sides are considered, Manchester City have won four of them and their only defeat that has come was a significant one.
Courtesy of the gunner's skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mike Arteta managed his first FA Cup as a manager beating Pep's City comfortably.
Arsenal have won only one of their last five games in all competitions, drawing two and losing two. The visitors on the other hand have won all their recent five games.
Arsenal vs Manchester City: Team News
For the hosts, the injury list is mostly white after Kieran Tierney made an appearance from the bench against Leeds. Thomas Partey will be assessed, and is likely to enjoy few minutes in the crucial tie too.
The front four that started against Leeds are expected to keep their spot. Another brace or more would see Aubameyang becoming only the first Arsenal player since skipper Derek Tapscott in 1956 to fire two or more goals in three successive league starts.
For the Cityzens, things only get better as Kevin de Bruyne returned last week to feature from the bench against Everton. Ilkay Gundogan is likely to return too after resting against the Toffees due to a groin injury he sustained against Tottenham.
That leaves only Nathan Ake sidelined for the fixture and Pep Guardiola would feel that the supposed struggling time is over as they have regained almost all their players.
Aguero is very close to being involved too but it seems Pep may keep him preserved for the European games.
Arsenal Predicted Line-up: Leno; Bellerin, Holding, Luiz, Tierney; Ceballos, Xhaka; Saka, Smith Rowe, Aubameyang; Lacazette
Manchester City Predicted Line-up: Ederson; Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, Sterling, Foden
Arsenal vs Manchester City: Prediction
Manchester would be hoping that they continue with the stellar form they are in, while Arsenal would hope that they break City's 17-game unbeaten run like they managed to do in recent years.
Arsenal have almost redeemed themselves and are in contention for the European spots but overcoming Manchester City would not be a cakewalk and the Gunners will have to prepared for a physical and a mental battle.
Sportco predicts a draw between Arsenal vs Manchester City.