Another huge game in the Premier League on Sunday as Man City play hosts to a resurgent Arsenal. City will be looking to get back to form over the Xmas period after going out of the Champions League and potentially losing top spot in the Premier League this weekend after defeat to Chelsea on Monday night. Victory over Arsenal would be the perfect way to go about that. Follow me on Twitter: @Nicspicks for more free football tips and updates
Man City v Arsenal key stats / Info
Man City are averaging 3.43 goals at the City Of Manchester stadium in the Premier League this season with 6/7 of their home games hitting the over 2.5 goals line. All seven of Man City's home games have seen them score 2+ goals while only conceeding 4. Robin Van Persie, Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko have scored 36 Premier League goals between them this season so far. Arsenal old boy Gael Clichy is suspended for Man City. Andre Santos has picked up a bad injury for Arsenal meaning they are now without a recognised full back.
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Man City v Arsenal potential lineups / game pattern
Exciting game in store on Sunday as two teams will go all out for 3 points. Arsenal only play one way and that's to go forward and take the game to their opposition while City have been unstoppable at the City of Manchester stadium this season. Samir Nasri will be the focus of attention as he looks to get one over his old side following a lukewarm reception at the Emirates in the Carling Cup. Nasri has been played somewhat out of position for City and hasn't been up to scratch as of yet for the Manchester side.
Yaya Toure's lung bursting runs from midfield will have to be watched by Alexandre Song and he looks a fantastic value price to score, currently @ 9/2 with Skybet. Edin Dzeko may be recalled to try and exploit Arsenal's vulnerability in the air at the back and defensive enforcer De Jong is back fully fit after injury problems and could come into the side. With the injury problems for Arsenal at full back, expect Man City to exploit them in wide areas and Adam Johnson may start for this purpose, as well as for his crossing ability.
Man City v Arsenal Advised Tips
Tip 1: Man City goals over 1.5 @ 4/6 (general)
Tip 2: Man City v arsenal over 2.5 goals @ 8/11 (general)
Tip 3: Man City win Asian handicap(-1)@ 5/4 (general)
Outside Tip: Yaya Toure to score for Man City @ 9/2 (Skybet)