There is a lot to fear about when facing Manchester City especially just after they have been beaten by a team.

Manchester City have scored 25 goals in a row without conceding at the Etihad in all competitions, winning their last four home games by an aggregate score of 24-0.

Pep Guardiola’s side however missed the chance to close to within a point of Liverpool as they were beaten 2-1 at St James’ Park last Tuesday.

It is safe to say the Cityzens are a wounded Lion and would be coming out strong against Arsenal in what passes as the star fixture in the Premier League this weekend.

Thankfully for City, Liverpool could not take full advantage as they drew with Leicester, there is now a five-point gap for City to make up ahead of a week that sees them play Arsenal, Everton and Chelsea.

“It doesn’t matter how many points we are behind, we have to improve our game,” said City boss Guardiola. “We have done it before and we can do it again, but nothing changed whether we are one or two points behind or five, six, or seven. There are a lot of points to play for and a lot of things to happen.

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“We are not happy about the last performance. Everyone knows at half-time and after game…We want to sustain the top level. There are a lot of games and sometimes it is a challenge and it is tough.”

Arsenal initially moved up into fourth in midweek as they beat Cardiff and Chelsea lost 4-0 at Bournemouth.

But the Blues have overtaken the Gunners after Saturday’s big win over Huddersfield.

Deadline Day signing Denis Suarez is available for the Gunners as they look to deal another blow to City’s title ambitions. Defender Vincent Kompany remains absent for City but goalkeeper Ederson is expected to be fine after suffering a slight knee injury in the defeat to Newcastle. Benjamin Mendy is a doubt after missing City’s last two matches.

Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny has returned to full training after scans confirmed he did not suffer a fractured jaw against Manchester United.

It is yet to see how Alex Iwobi and his teammates will fare at the Etihad Stadium in their Super Sunday clash.


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