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Manchester City v Arsenal: Preview, Team News and Prediction

Teacher v student this weekend.

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The Premier League steams ahead to match week 3!

Manchester City’s game is against Arsenal

A match filled with plenty of story lines as both teams battle a packed schedule and quality opponents. There is plenty to discuss.

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England

Time and Date: Saturday, 27 August, 2021 kick off at 12.30 pm (BST, UK), 7.30 am (EST, USA)

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Assistants: Lee Betts, Richard West

Fourth official: Andy Madley

VAR: Darren England

Assistant VAR: Peter Kirkup

TV Info: BBC Sport (UK), NBCSN/Peacock (USA), DAZN (Canada)

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City go after their first win of the season with a convincing 5-0 victory over Norwich City at the Etihad Stadium. Pep will look to continue without a correct #9 and will try to beat his student in Mikel Arteta.

Arsenal have lost both of their opening two league games against Brentford and Chelsea, but bounced back with a 6-0 Carabao Cup win over West Brom in midweek. Something has to give positively for Arteta this match.

Which team will come out in front?

Team News

Pep Guardiola’s side have Kevin De Bruyne listed as questionable and Phil Foden, Yangel Herrera are out for this one. Ben Mendy remains suspended.

Arsenal will see Nketiah, Gabriel, Bellerin, Partey and Willian out.


Manchester City 2-0 Arsenal