Arsenal-Manchester City Preview: Keeping Momentum

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: Phil Foden of Manchester Metropolis is challenged by Gabriel of Arsenal in the course of the Carabao Cup Quarter Ultimate match between Arsenal and Manchester Metropolis at Emirates Stadium on December 22, 2020 in London, England. The match will likely be performed with out followers, behind closed doorways as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photograph by Catherine Ivill/Getty Photos)

Manchester Metropolis: The Champions League Returns by Mark Temnycky

With a 10-point benefit on the high of the desk, Manchester Metropolis head to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal with the designation of runaway champions-elect. However, Metropolis have to maintain their momentum going if they’re to make their lead on the high of the Premier League really insurmountable.

They are going to face a well-known foe in Mikel Arteta’s Gunners, who presently sit tenth within the league. Arsenal have had their fair proportion of success towards Pep Guardiola’s males since his former assistant took over from Unai Emery in North London, however Metropolis are in immaculate type.

The Residents have gained 17 in a row in all competitions, and have proven completely no indicators of slowing down. This group, backed by a rock-solid protection, appears to be like simply as dynamic because the record-setting groups of 2017-2019, and appear completely unstoppable on present type. This group might obtain a fair larger enhance for this match, as Kevin De Bruyne might make his full return after coming off the bench within the win towards Everton.

However, each match presents a brand new problem, and a aspect as proficient as Arsenal away from residence will pose a big menace to Metropolis’s run. The Blues have been England’s greatest group indubitably to this point this 12 months, however there may be nonetheless work to be carried out to make completely certain that they can’t be caught.

Predicted XI: Ederson (GK), João Cancelo (RB), John Stones (CB), Rúben Dias (CB), Oleksandr Zinchenko (LB), Rodri (CDM), İlkay Gündoğan (CAM), Kevin De Bruyne (CAM), Raheem Sterling (RW), Gabriel Jesus (ST), Phil Foden (LW)

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