Manchester City have won 10 of their last 12 home games in the Premier League. In all seven previous home matches of “citizens” in the Premier League, the bet “total over 2.5” was played. Arsenal have won only 3 of their 13 league games away. In five of the eight previous away matches of the Gunners in the Premier League, the bet "total over 2.5" was played. Manchester City have beaten Arsenal in seven of their previous eight head-to-head matches. The misfire happened just this summer in the FA Cup. Arsenal beat the Citizens at Wembley (2-0), reaching the final of the tournament. In the championship, MC defeated the Gunners twice, 3:0.
The reason for the failure can be called the injury of players. The team is missing several important players at once. Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus are in the infirmary before the meeting with Arsenal. They are accompanied by Alexander Zinchenko. The involvement of such leaders as Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling is questionable. Along with the Englishman and the Belgian, Riyad Marez had to play the first violin in the starting rounds.
In the championship Manchester City started from the second round, in which Wolverhampton won (3:1). Then it got worse. The Citizens suffered a crushing defeat at Leicester (2:5), after which they drew with Leeds (1:1). Only in the League Cup the MC proceeded as usual without any problems. Josep Guardiola's charges beat Bournemouth 2-1 and Burnley 3-0.
The defeat at the Etihad against Leicester was the first home fiasco for Manchester City in 12 Premier League games. The “townspeople” won ten of these meetings. And in seven home meetings before the "Foxes" Guardiola's charges conceded only one goal.
Despite the success this season, the away form of Arsenal remains not the brightest. The Gunners have won 3 of 13 previous away matches in the Premier League. True, all of Arteta's victories came at a time after the season resumed, so we can say that Arsenal's away game has improved. In away games in this championship, the Gunners beat Fulham (3-0) and lost to Liverpool (1:3).
The personnel situation at Arsenal remains open to question. Shkodran Mustafi, Calum Chambers and Gabriel Martinelli are in the infirmary at the club. Lucas Torreira and Matteo Genduzi left the team. It is unknown if Kieran Tierney, Pablo Marie, Riss Nelson and Emil Smith Rowe will be able to play.
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