Pep Guardiola and Manchester City face an enormous challenge on Wednesday evening as they prepare to take on the current Premier League leaders – Arsenal.
The two teams have yet to face each other in the league this season. With many observers viewing them as the two strongest outfits in the division, we should be geared up for a monstrous clash.
Manchester City have scored more goals than any other team in the Premier League this season, with 56 up to this point. With that in mind, Arsenal have the second best defence in the league, based on the number of goals conceded (18). Only Newcastle have let in fewer goals this season than the Gunners, with just 13 creeping past Nick Pope in the Magpies’ net.
The last time Arsenal and Manchester City played each other in the league came all the way back in January 2022. In that game, City emerged victorious – just.
A first half goal from Bukayo Saka put the Gunners’ tails up, but a second half strike from Riyad Mahrez and a last-minute penalty from Rodri ensured that the Sky Blues would take home the three points?
Will we see a repeat of this, or can Arteta turn the tables on his former mentor? Only time will tell.