Arsenal will play on Sunday, November 5, a crucial must win match against Man City in order to keep the Premier League title hopes alive. However, not many Arsenal fans are optimistic about about this clash.
When and where is the match?
When: The match will be on Sunday, November 5 at 2:15PM GTM.
Where: Etihad Stadium
Who will play?
Arsenal, as usual, is expected to start the same usual line up without any changes. However, there may be two changes due to Kolasinac’s injury.
We predict the starting Xl to be as follows:
Goalkeeper: Petr Cech
Defenders: Mertesacker (captain), Koscielny, Holding
Midfielders: Monreal, Ramsey,Granit Xhaka,and Hector Bellerin
Forward: Ozil,Lacazette,and Sanchez
Kolasinac was injured during Arsenal’s 2-1 win against Swansea City last weekend, and still a major doubt for Man City’s clash. Wenger said that he will undergo a fitness test during the weekend to know whether he can play or not. If he can’t play, then Monreal will take his left wing back role, and
Alexis Sanchez’s actions will be watched carefully, and playing Alexis Sanchez who may be hesitated to score against his future club, and cause him to lose the league, which may be decided by goals difference only with the other rivals, and mainly Man United.
If Sanchez doesn’t play on Sunday, it will be certain that Sanchez is leaving in winter to Man City.
The winner in such matches is who scores more, and Man City’s offense is one of the strongest in Europe this season. I am not so confident about Arsenal getting out with a positive result in this match. A draw would be a great achievement for Arsenal if it happens.
Arsenal managed to score at least two goals in eight out of the last 10 matches against Man City, where Man City failed to maintain a clean sheet.