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Man Metropolis vs Arsenal: Preview, predictions and lineups

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Manchester Metropolis host Arsenal on Gameweek 30 of the 2023/24 Premier League season which guarantees to be an exciting contest with massive ramifications on the title race.

The present champions come up in opposition to the present leaders, with Liverpool watching on very intently after their match in opposition to Brighton earlier within the day. Any of these three groups could possibly be prime of the desk come the top of Sunday’s motion.

The build-up to the sport has been dominated by accidents to necessary Man Metropolis gamers, with the worldwide break proving to be very expensive for the Cityzens. That places the stress again on Arsenal to beat a weakened Metropolis group and take actual cost of the title race.

Right here is 90min’s preview of Man Metropolis vs Arsenal.

Man Metropolis vs Arsenal H2H Document (Final 5 Video games)

Present Type (all competitions)

Man Metropolis

Arsenal

Man Metropolis 2-0 Newcastle – 16/03/24

Arsenal 1-0 Porto – 12/03/24

Liverpool 1-1 Man Metropolis – 10/03/24

Arsenal 2-1 Brentford – 09/03/24

Man Metropolis 3-1 Copenhagen – 06/03/24

Sheffield United 0-6 Arsenal – 04/03/24

Man Metropolis 3-1 Man Utd – 03/03/24

Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle – 24/02/24

Luton City 2-6 Man Metropolis – 27/02/24

Porto 1-0 Arsenal – 21/02/24

Nation

TV channel/stay stream

United Kingdom

SKY GO Further, Sky Sports activities Premier League, BBC Radio 5 Stay, Sky Extremely HD, Sky Sports activities Essential Occasion

United States

Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, Peacock, SiriusXM FC, UNIVERSO NOW, NBC, UNIVERSO

Canada

fuboTV Canada

John Stones, Kyle Walker

Stones and Walker have missed coaching / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

The worldwide break was one thing of a sickener for Pep Guardiola, as he noticed two of his finest defenders undergo accidents which have dominated them out of this sport. John Stones and Kyle Walker have been each injured on worldwide obligation and each would possible have began right here.

Fortunately, Manuel Akanji’s potential damage appears to be minor and needs to be match sufficient to characteristic, while there’s a good probability that Ederson will return between the sticks after his latest subject. Kevin De Bruyne and Jack Grealish are match sufficient to play, while a late name should be made on Matheus Nunes.

Man Metropolis predicted lineup vs Arsenal (4-3-3): Ederson; Lewis, Dias, Akanji, Ake; Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne; Foden, Haaland, Doku.

Gabriel Martinelli

Martinelli is about to return / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

The worldwide break didn’t make for good viewing from an Arsenal perspective both. Bukayo Saka withdrew from the England squad with a difficulty however he ought to have the ability to begin, whereas Gabriel Magalhaes is in the identical place.

Gabriel Martinelli has been recovering from a foot damage and he’s anticipated to begin, though it might be contact and go. Takehiro Tomiyasu and Thomas Partey performed in a behind-closed-doors pleasant in opposition to QPR this week and will each be match sufficient for the bench.

Arsenal predicted lineup vs Man Metropolis (4-3-3): Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Jorginho, Rice; Saka, Havertz, Martinelli.

This guarantees to be an excellent sport to cap off the weekend’s Premier League motion, with the Liverpool match having taken place earlier within the afternoon. There may be nonetheless an aura round Man Metropolis that makes it exhausting to wager in opposition to them, however the accidents are a real trigger for concern.

Regardless of that, Guardiola’s facet at all times appear to hit their stride simply once they really want and whereas Arsenal will push all of them the best way, the champions ought to discover a method to win they usually could possibly be two factors forward of the Gunners by the top of the day.

Prediction: Man Metropolis 2-1 Arsenal

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