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Arsenal vs. Manchester City, 2017 Premier League: Team News, Preview, Predictions

A giant week for City in London starts at the Emirates

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Manchester City v Arsenal  - Premier League Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

If there's still a chance Manchester City will win the Premier League title, this is the week that truly decides it. With Chelsea's unexpected loss to Crystal Palace, City have a chance to win at Stamford Bridge and cut the deficit to only six points. The Blues are not in their best form at the moment and the title race could become super fun if City pick up a surprise victory on Wednesday.

Before that potential title game, though, City have to beat Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday. On paper, City are the favorites given their seven-match unbeaten run and Arsenal's terrible form (four losses in the last five games), but the Gunners are still one of the best teams in the league and usually dominate City at the Emirates.

Pep Guardiola and Arsene Wenger have not achieved everything they could have this season, and the Frenchman could be on his way out of Arsenal after two decades. The pressure on Wenger is giant, and Pep will be looking to increase that and give City a real chance of going into the Chelsea match with title hopes.

Sunday's game will be really fun.


Date/Time: Sunday, April 2, 2017, 4pm local time (UK), 11am ET, 8am PT (USA), 8:30pm IST (India)

Venue: Emirates Stadium, London, England

Referee: Andre Marriner

Television: Sky Sports 1 (UK), NBCSN (USA), SuperSport 3 (Africa), Star Sports Select HD2 (India), elsewhere

Online streaming: Sky GO (UK), NBC Sports Live (USA), FuboTV (USA, 7-day free trial + monthly subscription, click here to sign up), elsewhere

(Listings via LiveSoccerTV)


Pep Guardiola said everyone is "OK" in his pre-match press conference, and only Ilkay Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus are not available for selection. But Pablo Zabaleta, Bacary Sagna, Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne all came back from international duty with small issues and are still doubtful to start. All four are expected to at least make the bench, but we'll have to wait until the official teamsheets to know who will be playing.


Arsenal: Ospina; Bellerín, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Ramsey, Xhaka; Walcott, Özil, Alexis; Welbeck

Man City: Caballero; Fernandinho, Stones, Otamendi, Kolarov; De Bruyne, Touré, Silva; Sterling, Agüero, Sané


Contract or no contract, we're giving Arsene Wenger another bit of pressure. 3-2 City on a really fun game.