Manchester City vs Arsenal - 03/02/2019 Preview

Manchester City will face Arsenal at Etihad Stadium at 25th Round of English Premier League. Manchester City against Arsenal is always the match with big interest after their previous matches in English Premier League. Review our thoughts on this match here below.

 

Manchester City

Manchester City started the season very well, however,  they started to play unconfident football and Liverpool overtook leader position. In last 4 matches at home in all competitions City have scored 24 goals and didn’t concede at all. However, they have surprisingly lost against Newcastle in 24th Round of Premier League. Team showing very beautiful football ahead with great players. For now, the team stands at the second position and have 5 points difference with leader Liverpool. Manchester team is second best team by defending, while they conceded only 19 goals in 24 matches.

The home team has famous players known in the world like K. Aguero, R. Sterling, L. Sane, D. Silva, Danilo and much more. This team will fight this season in all competitions, especially in the Champions League, because all previous years they were unlucky there.

The Citizens are extremely great this season at finishing scoring chances, attacking down the wings, creating long shot opportunities and defending set pieces. They are likely to play controlling the match with short passes, non-aggressively and rotate first eleven often. However, they are facing weaknesses at avoiding offside, aerial duels, stopping opponents from creating chances and protecting the lead.

 

Arsenal

Arsenal this season is a very attacking team with weak defense. Now team stands at fourth position after previous round they overtook this place from Chelsea and have the same amount of points. Arsenal is showing great performance while playing at home, however, they really have problems at away matches.  This season they scored and conceded 22 goals away and this is only 8th result of Premier League, weakest form all top clubs.

The Gunners have great players, especially in attack and in the middle of the pitch like A. Lacazette, P. E. Aubameyang, L. Torreira, A. Ramsey and M. Guendouzi, however, some of the leading stars can leave the club in near future. Mesut Ozil can leave to Paris SG, Aaron Ramsey is close to leaving to Juventus and Petr Cech set retirement date already at this summer. Moreover, Arsenal just Loaned great player from Barcelona – Denis Suarez who can make a debut match against the next opponent.

This season Arsenal is great at creating long shot opportunities, attacking down the wings, coming back from losing positions and finishing scoring chances. This team is likely to play possessional football with short passes. Although, Arsenal is facing problems at stopping opponents from creating chances, avoiding individual errors and protecting the lead.

 

H2H

Last 4 matches finished very unluckily for Gunners as they lost all matches by conceding 11 goals and scoring only once. Despite team losing often against Manchester City, it is always very tough and interesting games.