Manchester City will look to extend their impressive winning run when they travel to the Emirates to face Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday.
City are on a 17–match winning run across all competitions and are 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League table.
After beating Tottenham 3–0 at the Etihad last weekend, they travelled to Goodison and secured a 3–1 win against Everton, showing no signs of fatigue. Guardiola’s charges are in sizzling form and they will try to extend their winning streak when they face 10th-placed Arsenal.
Arsenal bounced back from successive league defeats against Wolves and Aston Villa with a 4–2 win against Leeds last weekend, with Aubameyang netting a hattrick.
However, they failed to build on that as they played out a 1–1 draw with Benfica in the Europa League in midweek.
Arsenal’s rather inconsistent form of late and their recent poor record against Manchester City have them at a disadvantage ahead of Sunday’s encounter with the league leaders. Can they upset the odds?
Arsenal: Thomas Partey is out with a hamstring injury. Aside from that, Mikel Arteta has a full squad to pick from.
Man City: Ilkay Gundogan is a minor doubt for the game. Guardiola says he will have to wait until Saturday to determine if the midfielder will be fit or not. Nathan Ake, who’s been out since Boxing Day, is closing in on full fitness.
Meanwhile, the rest of the squad are fit.
Man City to continue mesmerising run
After a slow start to life in the Premier League this season, City are now in top gear. They look compact in every department and it may not be long before they’re dubbed champions-elect. Not only are they scoring plenty of goals, but they are also doing excellent work at the back, boasting the best defensive record in the league so far this season, with just 15 goals conceded.
They should be good enough to stretch their winning run. They have beaten Arsenal in each of their last seven league encounters, and, with the level of display they’re putting up, it’s easy seeing them work their way to yet another win on Sunday.