Date and Time: 1st January 2022 @6 PM IST
Venue: Emirates Stadium
Arsenal vs Manchester City, where to watch?
India: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
Arsenal vs Manchester City Team News:
As a result of an injury to Sead Kolasinac, Arsenal will be without his services again on Saturday, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is still unable to play for the first team at the Emirates Stadium. Due to positive coronavirus tests, Arsenal players Calum Chambers, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Cedric Soares, and Ainsley Maitland-Niles are all out, meaning Ben White may return to the starting lineup at right-back for the Gunners.
Only one change is expected from the side that started the five-goal win over Norwich City the previous time out, with Emile Smith Rowe possibly replacing Gabriel Martinelli in the starting lineup. Alexandre Lacazette is expected to continue to lead the line despite being heavily linked with a move away from the club.
Kyle Walker, Rodri, and John Stones were all missing for Manchester City against Brentford due to a lack of fitness, and it is uncertain if the three will be considered for selection here. However, there are anticipated to be changed from the encounter against Brentford, with Ilkay Gundogan, Riyad Mahrez, and Raheem Sterling all slated to start for the champions.
As a result of Jack Grealish’s withdrawal from the game, Foden might be used as a false nine for the visitors. Gabriel Jesus could also be sent to the bench, with Mahrez set to return in a wide position.
Arsenal vs Manchester City Probable Playing XI:
Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Ramsdale; White, Rob Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Xhaka, Partey; Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Emile Smith Rowe; Lacazette
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Laporte, Nathan Ake; B Silva, Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne; Mahrez, Foden, Sterling
Arsenal vs Manchester City Betting Predictions:
Match Betting: Arsenal win (5.25)
Manchester City win (1.60)
The One-Liner Explainer:
Because of their recent string of victories, Arsenal will be confident heading into this match at the Emirates Stadium. We predict a close game. Despite this, Man City’s record versus Arsenal cannot be disregarded, and we believe Guardiola’s side will pick up another three points against their rivals.