Arsenal vs Manchester City
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 15 December 2019
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London).
Arsenal face a daunting task as they host Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday. The Gunners and the Citizens, both know the importance of three points for different reasons.
Arsenal vs Manchester City team News:
For the Gunners, Dani Ceballos is still out. Adding to their injury list is Granit Xhaka who had a concussion and may miss the City match. Rob Holding is out as well while new signing Kieran Tierney dislocated his shoulder and will be missing the action at least till March. Nicolas Pepe bruised his shoulder in the match against West Ham, but is available for Sunday. But Freddie Ljungberg will have to find someone different at right-back position as Hector Bellerin is out with a tight hamstring. Arsenal may have Mustafi back on the bench along with some young players.
For City, they will miss Sergio Aguero. Both Aguero and John Stones have thigh issues and will miss the trip to Emirates. Leroy Sane and Aymeric Laporte are also out with knee issues. There will be a late fitness test for David Silva to see if the Spaniard is available for Sunday.
Arsenal vs Manchester City Match Preview:
City have faltered in recent weeks and are now 17 points behind leaders Liverpool. They have had some hiccups so far and those have left them behind in the title race. But they will be hoping to turn things around against a shaky Arsenal side. The Gunners have won once in the last 10 matches but they came back to winning ways in their league meeting last time against West Ham. It is the most vulnerable period for the visitors and the Gunners will be hoping to exploit that in home conditions. With Chelsea being 4th and teams like Manchester United and Spurs so close in the points table, the North London side will be desperate to get some sorts of points in the match. They haven’t won against the City side in the last two seasons, and will be aiming to make amends.