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Manchester City v Arsenal– Preview, Team News And Prediction

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We’re back! A big test in City’s first game.

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Manchester City and Arsenal Club Crests Photo by Visionhaus

The Premier League is back! The first game for City is a massive test versus an old familiar foe in Mikel Arteta. It should be a fantastic match.

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England

Time and Date: Wednesday, 17th of June 2020, kick off at 15.15pm (UK), 3.15pm (EST)

Referee: Anthony Taylor

Assistants: Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn.

Fourth official: Martin Atkinson.

VAR: Stuart Attwell.

Assistant VAR: Stephen Child.

TV Info: Sky Sports (UK), NBC Sports (USA), DAZN (Canada)

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Preview

Mikel Arteta goes head-to-head with his former boss Pep Guardiola, having spent three-and-a-half years as the assistant coach at Manchester City before taking over at Arsenal.

Man City could move seven points clear of third-placed Leicester City, while Arsenal are aiming to overtake Tottenham Hotspur and close the eight-point gap to fourth place.

The first game back for both sides is a massive test.

Team News

All are healthy after the long layoff for City. Calum Chambers is out for Arsenal

Notables who are healthy, Leroy Sane, Aymeric Laporte and Benjamin Mendy for City and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Cedric Soares and Kieran Tierney for Arsenal.

Prediction

City and Arsenal come in to this off the long layoff, so take in to account form and rust. I see City playing up to its level and securing a win. Pep will have the squad ready.

Manchester City 2-0 Arsenal