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The fifth round of the Premier League’s going to continue with top-flight matches. This is the unpredictable head-to-head clash, the elite soccer judges “the match on Saturday is attracted and appealing to worldwide spectators”. Let’s watch this match at 4:30pm 17th October on Sky Sports Premier League
The confrontation between two members of the Big Six in the Premier League fifth round will promise some surprises. Although in Etihad, Man City has always been overrated more than Arsenal in recent years, but with the current form maybe Arsenal will make a surprise to former champion Manchester City
BABA YAGA Manchester City
In the last five seasons, Manchester City have won 7 and drew 2 against Arsenal, getting more points from them than any other team. Manchester City deserves to be called Arsenal’s rival in recent years. Man City had only 4 points after 3 Premier League matches. Their slowest start in 10 years. The game with Arsenal will be a chance for coach Pep Guardiola to take the first 3 points at home.
At this time, the biggest obstacle for Manchester City comes from human resources. Both Kun Aguero suffered an injury to his left knee and Gabriel Jesus too. That issue left Pep without a really super striker in the squad. Along with that is the “FIFA” virus which has taken Kevin De Bruyne away, the miracle of midfielder, the play-maker of the Etihad home team. He often plays 100 per cent ability whenever The Citizens meet Gunners. Difficulties piled up again with the former champion.
Even if without key factors but certainly, Pep Guardiola will not change the Manchester city play, the team is well-known for controlling and possession best of the best in the Premier League. The absence of important player in the main squad is also an opportunity for new expensive rookies in this past summer such as Ruben Dias or Fernan Torres to prove their worth.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal is ready to make a EARTHQUAKE at the Etihad
Arsenal has been a lot of differences after Arsene Wenger’s era. Maintaining the team’s identity which is the beautiful play was not easy, at the same time they must manage a tight budget. The transfer policy seems to be difficult for Manchester City’s manager. Unai Emery comes with the ambition to use his philosophy to the Gunner, but somehow for some reason, the plan seems to have failed. The Gunner needs someone who understands the value of the team and players, knows the Premier League and English football cultures well. There is no one deserves more than their old captain Mikel Artete.
The young Spain manager has never managed a professional team before he went to Arsenal, Artete’s coaching role is known as Pep’s no.1 assistant in their rival Manchester City. However, after more than half seasons in charge of this team, the Arsenal’s style of play has changed so much. The recent form has been pretty good in which they won 9 points after 4 matchweek.
The only loss so far has been against the present champion Liverpool. The wonderful integration of new recruits in the summer market such as Partey, Willian or Gabriel is the basis for Arsenal. That was the encouraging signals!! Aubameyang, on the other hand, still excels at attacking in the Gunner’s forward, moreover both Willian and Gabriel are also outstanding Factors, so we can have high expectations of them. Three points at the Etihad Stadium will probably be the target for Mikel Arteta and Arsenal’s players.
Match prediction: The Etihad has been raining goals?
Both of them, Pep Guardiola and Mikel Arteta have constantly pursued a magnificent attacking
Philosophy, so the Fans of two teams will expect a goal rain at the Etihad, by the presence of Mendy, Kyle Walker and especially Daviz Luiz when he will meets old team again. Let’s all look forward to a big game on 17th October. (prediction 2-2)
Manchester City: Ederson (1), Kyle Walker (2), Dias (3), Aymeric Laporte(14), Mendy(22), Rodrigo (16), Bernardo Silva (20), Phil Foden (47), Sterling (7), Mahrez (26), Ferran Torres (21).
Arsenal: Leno (1), Daviz luiz (23), Gabriel (4), Bellerin (2), Kolasinac (31), Saka (7), Ceballos (8), Thomas Partey (18), Willian (12), Aubameyang (14), Lacazette (9).
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