Sunday 2nd April 2017
17:00 Kick Off Live on Sky Sports 1
These two giants have met no fewer than 189 times in the past and Arsenal have won more than 50% of them winning 95, Man City have won 50 and they have drawn 44 times.
Last time they met in back in December in the reverse fixture Man City made home field advantage pay when they managed to come from behind to snatch all 3 points. Theo Walcott put Arsenal in front in the first 5 minutes and then Leroy Sane got the equaliser in the 2nd half and Raheem Sterling grabbed the winner in the 71st minute.
Arsenal have been in dreadful form lately winning just 2 and losing 4 of their last 6 games in all competitions. Last time out they lost to a good West Brom side 3-1 at the Hawthornes.
Man City have been in ok form winning 3, drawing 2 and losing 1 of their last 6. Last time out they did come from behind at home to Liverpool to grab a 1-1 draw.
Arsenal currently find themselves outside the top 4 down in 6th place. A win could see them move one place above Man Utd into 5th if Man Utd fail to win.
Man City are in 3rd at the moment and a win could see them move into 2nd ahead of Spurs if Spurs lose.
Cazorla is out for the season and Petr Cech is also out with a calf problem. Lucas Perez is also out with an Achilles injury.
Man City have no new fresh injury concerns just Gabiel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan who are long term injury problems.
Arsenal have taken only 5 points from a possible 24 in matches against teams in the current top 7 places.
Man City have won just 4 of their last 15 Premier League matches played on a Sunday (W4, D6, L5).
Despite being away form home Man City are the favourites and can be backed @ 11/8 with BetFred. The draw is @ 11/4 with most firms including Bet365 and Arsenal are @ 43/20 with Sporting bet.
I fancy the draw here and think there is value in the 11/4.