Arsenal’s top four intentions will be well evaluated (ascertained) as they travel to Etihad this weekend to face Pep Guardiola’s side. This is arguably the star match of the weekend as the two teams will battle for the three points.
This sees Unai Emery come face to face against Jose Mourinho closes trivial in Pep Guardiola.
As we anticipate the fixture with respect to several additions made by both clubs in the transfer windows, we evaluate four players who can decide the outcome of the match.
The talented forward has been scintillating all season just as he engineered Brighton’s downfall at the Etihad and also scoring in the process when Chris Houghton’s men visit early on in the season.
This he repeated against the relegation-threatened Newcastle United though they lost 2-1 this time in midweek.
Definitely, the Argentine will be aiming for a remedy along with his teammate when they lock horns against the Gunners. This will be a tough one for Unai Emery as the forward posses a strong attacking threat going against any defence in the world right now.
The diminutive midfielder must be at his best if Arsenal will be safe in this match. The player’s impact in this tie cannot be overemphasized as he’s shown massive aggression all through the campaign.
He will be saddled with the mantle to stop City’s attacking moves as talent abounds in the Manchester City squad ahead of this fixture.
The flaming forward got on the score sheet against Huddersfield likewise his attacking colleague Raheem Sterling.
This shows how rude they can be going forward against opposing defence. His master class (dribble) against Newcastle at the Etihad last season to set-up Aguero for his hat-trick is not lost in our memories.
This is what Arsenal has to deal with if they really desire to get the three points away from home.
As the season progresses, the Gabon star is proving to be one of the best strikers in English Premier League if not in Europe at large.
He has more goals than Aguero and is second on the Premier League top scorers chart. He will be hoping to score today because he has been usually criticised for failing to score in big matches.
He scored against Cardiff City to give Arsenal a 1-0 lead from the spot so expect another goal from him if Arsenal finds their rhythm against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.