Friday, December 13, 2013

Manchester City vs Arsenal Premier League December 14, 2013

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Manchester City vs Arsenal London - Premier League, 16. round
Saturday, 14 December 2013 - 1:45 pm CET - 12:45 UK (BST)
Stadium: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester City host the leading Arsenal in the upcoming game to be played during the 16th matchday of the English Premier League on Saturday, 14 December 2013. For Arsene Wenger’s men it will be a major test as far as their title aspirations are concerned, especially taken into account the City’s performance at the Etihad Stadium which has been a fortress so far this season. 
Manchester City head into the match as the fourth side of the English Premier League table and the clash against Arsenal will be their chance to close the gap on the Gunners to only three points. Manchester City’s form seems to be a bit patchy this season but it does not refer to their home matches which they all won scoring 29 goals in these seven games (this accounts for more or less 4 goals per game). During the week they managed to take 2:3 victory over Bayern München when they travelled to Germany for the final match of the Champions League group stage. Manuel Pellegrini’s side dropped some points playing their last Premiership game when they only grasped one point against Southampton on the road. When it comes to the squad situation it seems to be satisfactory with no key players but Richards being unavailable.
Arsenal are now sitting atop of the English league table with five points ahead of second Liverpool and third Chelsea. The gap between them and their upcoming opponent, the Citizens is only six points. Loosing the game will not deprive the Gunners of their first position but the advantage over other sides will melt to almost none. Arsene Wenger’s has recently shaken their great solid winning form. During the last week of English Premier League their match against Everton resulted only in a 1:1 draw. More frustrating for the Gunners may be the Italian defeat last Wednesday against Napoli. The Londoners still qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League but the inability to score a goal against Napoli may worry their supporters. The top players, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere were rested during the Champions League clash and will definitely return to the Saturday’s first line-up.

Last Meeting: 10.08.13 Manchester City 1:3 Arsenal
Wins ManCity: 40
Wins Arsenal: 83
Draws: 38

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]

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