Friday, March 28, 2014

Arsenal vs Man City Premier League March 29, 2014

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Arsenal FC vs Manchester City
Competition: 2013/2014 English Premier League, Round 32
Date: Saturday, 29 March 2014 - 17:30 CET - 17:30 GMT
Arsenal vs Man City This last Saturday’s match within the 32nd round of the English Premiership brings us two competitors in the fight for the title, with the proviso that Man City is in a slightly better position than Arsenal FC, because they have three points more and has two games less. 
Arsenal team enter matchweek 32 of league action having seen yet another English Premier League title dwindle away with their inability to get results against the top teams. Last Saturday saw them get whacked 6-0 by 1st place Chelsea-a game that was all but over after just 7 minutes of game time. That didn't end the Gunners' title ambitions though, a 2-2 draw with Swansea at home on Tuesday did. A ferocious comeback saw the hosts take the 2-1 lead and what was looking like all 3 points. But a serious of errors saw Flamini kick the ball into his own net in stoppage time. Now, Arsenal find themselves in familiar territory having to stave off teams from 4th place-a pinnacle that almost certainly guarantees Champions League qualification for next season. But a visit from free-scoring Man City isn't what the doctor ordered for an ailing, beleaguered squad. The visitors beat Arsenal 6-3 in the replay this season at the Etihad and that was against an Arsenal team that still had the likes of Theo Walcott healthy and fit. Notice the injury list below. 
  • Probable lineups Arsenal: Szczesny – Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs – Flamini, Arteta – Rosicky, Cazorla, Podolski – Giroud.
Man City still control their own Premier League destiny after earning a comfortable 3-0 win over rivals Manchester United this past Tuesday. Eden Dzeko proved the difference-maker, and the depth that City have in striker is a key component with star man Sergio Aguero still sidelined through injury. The Citizens have now won 3 in a row at a goal tally of 10 scored and 0 conceded, including claiming victory in 12 of their last 14 Premier League matches. The defence admittedly has some holes in it and can concede at a high rate, but Arsenal have simply not been able to score consistently this season and aren't likely to keep up with City's high-flying attack, especially with their numerous injuries.
  • Probable lineups Manchester City: Hart – Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy –Fernandinho, Yaya Toure – Navas, Silva, Nasri – Dzeko.

Stadium: Emirates Stadium, London, United Kingdom
Referee: Mike Dean

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


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