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After a dominant win over Arsenal in the League Cup, City will look for a dominant win over Arsenal in the Premier League

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Arsenal (6th, 45pts) vs Manchester City (1st, 72pts)


Competition/Round: 2017-18 Premier League, Matchday 28

Manchester City team news: Benjamin Mendy (knee, out), Fernandinho (hamstring, out), Fabian Delph (suspension, out), Raheem Sterling (fitness, doubtful)

Arsenal team news: Santi Cazorla (ankle, out), Alexandre Lacazette (knee, out), Nacho Monreal (hip, out)

Date/Time: Thursday, March 1st, 2018, 7.45pm GMT (UK), 8.45pm WAT (Nigeria), 2.45pm EST, 11.45am PST (USA), 1.15am IST (India, next day)

Venue: Emirates Stadium, London, England

How to watch on TV: Sky Sports Premier League (UK), NBCSN (USA), Sportsnet World (Canada), SuperSport 3 (Nigeria), Star Sports Select 1 (India), others

How to stream: Sky GO (UK), NBC Sports Live (USA), Sportsnet Now (Canada), FuboTV (7-day free trial, click here to sign up)


Manchester City and Arsenal were supposed to meet in a huge Premier League game at the Emirates on Sunday, but because Manchester City and Arsenal met on Sunday in the huge NOT CARABAO CUP, IT’S LEAGUE CUP Final at Wembley, their league matchup was moved to Thursday night, which makes it a fascinating game given what happened just four days ago.

If you don’t remember, Manchester City destroyed Arsenal and made the Gunners look like a Championship side, and the Blues won their first trophy of the season in what was their easiest game of the season. On Thursday, things will probably be different. Arsenal fans are fuming after that horrible performance at Wembley, and the players will love to respond at home.

Pep Guardiola will probably make some rotations since the Premier League is virtually won and there’s a HUGE match against Chelsea on Sunday, but City are still going to have a very strong team at the Emirates. We’ll see if they can repeat Sunday’s performance, and make Arsenal fans even more angry. ArsenalFanTV might be LIT tomorrow, y’all.


POSSIBLE LINEUPS

Man City (4-2-3-1): Ederson; Danilo, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Gundogan; Bernardo, Silva, Sané; Agüero

Arsenal (4-3-3): Cech; Bellerín, Mustafi, Koscielny, Kolasinac; Ramsey, Elneny, Wilshere; Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang, Özil


PREDICTION

Arsenal will surely play with more intensity looking to give their fans a response after Sunday, but City are just too good right now: 3-2 to the Blues in a Premier League classic.