Pre Match : Manchester City vs Arsenal Preview Live Stream Online, Team News, Lineups
December 14, 2013 12:45 PM GMT
Etihad Stadium — Manchester
Referee: M. Atkinson
Arsene Wenger’s side will test the unbeaten (at home) Manchester City and to remain their five points clear at the top of the table.
After Champions league matches, and the passage of both teams, Man City and Arsenal are turning to the Premier league, where in a something better mood the host welcome London Gunners. Pellegrini’s side at tour in Munich manage to overturn the half time score from 2-1 and to celebrate a 3-2 victory. While Wenger’s men on tour in Italy lost from Napoli 2-0 but still manage to pass to next stage, as Napoli needed 3-0 win.
Regarding the English Premier league, Gunners sit at the top with a 5 point gap, but this gap will be on the real test at Etihad, as Pellergini’s side have yet to drop any point.
Encounter between the best defensive team (Arsenal) and the best offensive team (Manchester City) will miss Sagna for Arsenal , while Podolski and Ramsey will be expected to return to the starting line-up after. As for the Citizens, Yaya Toure returns , Micah Richards due to a hamstring injury against Bayern so will not feature on Saturday, and former Gunner Gael Clichy [foot] is a doubt.
Wenger refuses to complain about fixture list
Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, refused to moan about the decision to schedule Arsenal’s match against Manchester City in the Premier for Saturday lunch-time. Both sides played in the Champions League this week, but City beat Bayern on Tuesday, while Arsenal lost to Napoli day later so have less time to recover.
Arsenal will match Man City’s strike-force – Wenger
Arsene Wenger said on Friday (13 December) Arsenal have an opportunity to outline their title credentials against Manchester City on Saturda
Team Probable lineups
Man City : Pantilimon – Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy – Fernandinho, Yaya Toure – Silva, Aguero, Nasri – Negredo
Arsenal : Szczesny – Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs – Arteta, Wilshere – Ramsey, Ozil, Cazorla – Giroud