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Preview: Team news, head-to-head stats, and potential lineups for Man City vs. Arsenal

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The season’s biggest matchup might take place on Wednesday night at the Etihad when the top two teams in the Premier League square off for a “advantage” that just might decide their long-term quest for the EPL championship.

The Gunners have lost six points in their last three games, reducing an eight-point advantage to five, making the game incredibly important.

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However, the defending champions City are unblemished in their previous six straight league games, winning every game since February, and they are unwavering in their desire to unseat Arsenal from the top of the table.

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It has been established that Nathaniel Ake won’t be available for Man City, and Aymeirc Laporte will probably play in his place.

On the other hand, the North Londoners will have to do without William Saliba in the defense as the Frenchman is still sidelined with a back issue.

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Head-to-head

Since a 2-0 victory at the Etihad in January 2015 in their last league matchup, Arsenal has never defeated Manchester City.

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The last five meetings have seen the Citizens victorious, recording 10 goals in all.

15/02/2023: Premier League: Arsenal 1-3 Manchester City

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27/01/2023: FA Cup: Manchester City 1-0 Arsenal

1/1/ 2022: Premier League: Arsenal 1-2 Manchester City

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28/8/2021: Premier League: Manchester City 5-0 Arsenal

21/2/ 2021: Premier League: Arsenal 0-1 Manchester City

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Predicted line-ups

Manchester City (3-2-4-1): Ederson; Aymeric Laporte, Ruben Dias, John Stones; Rodri, İlkay Gundogan; Riyad Mahrez, Kevin de Bruyne, Julian Alvarez, Jack Grealish; Erling Haaland

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Arsenal (4-3-3): Aaron Ramsdale; Oleksandr Zinchenko, Rob Holding, Gabriel Magalhães, Ben White; Martin Odegaard, Thomas Partey, Fablo Vieria; Bukayo Saka, Leandro Trossard, Gabriel Martinelli.

 

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