Arsenal have opened the door in the Premier League title race with 3 draws in a row. These draws have coincided with an injury to William Saliba in centre of the defence and also in two of the three games Arsenal have let a 2 goal lead slip. Liverpool away for Arsenal was a test of Arsenal’s title credentials and they started the game lightning quick and went ahead 2-0 within 30mins. Liverpool came back strong and if it wasn’t for Ramsadale making a few world class saves, it could have ended up in a loss.
Next up was West Ham away for The Gunners and this a similar story happened with Arsenal taking an early 2 goal lead only to let the lead slip. This game saw a couple of errors in the game which ultimately led to letting the home side back in the game.
Finally, last Friday Arsenal were 3-1 down with a few minutes left and scored two late goals to save their blushes and come away with a point.
The positives for Arsenal is their fighting spirit and their ability to score goals. Martinelli, Jesus, Sake and Odegard are all in form and they will need to be clinical on Wednesday night to make every chance count against Manchester City.
Arsenal must look to improve on their defensive side of the game as conceding 7 goals in 3 games isn’t good enough when you’re now going up against Haaland, Grealish, De Bruyne and Mahrez, to name a few.
Looking at Manchester City, they are flying on all fronts and scoring plenty of goals. What could be worrying for Arsenal is Manchester City have improved the defensive side of their game. At home, Manchester City will be looking to make their advantage count and should Arsenal show any lapse in concentration, then this could be their downfall as expect Manchester City to capitalize.
|Manchester City||1 / 2 Paddy Power|
|Draw||10/3 Sky Bet|
|Arsenal||9/2 William Hill|
Arsenal sit 5 points clear at the top of the Premier League with Manchester City having two games in hand. A win for Manchester City and they can be confident of another Premier League title heading to Manchester. With Saliba missing for Arsenal, this is a huge blow for The Gunners, plus they are coming into the game on the back of 3 draws, two of them against bottom half teams that they would be expected to have beaten comfortably.
Manchester City look invincible at the minute as flying in all 3 competitions and now have the ‘treble’ firmly in their grasp, to replicate that of their Manchester rivals.
½ for a Manchester City home win represents no value for punters.pub, so we’re first looking at goals in the game. Arsenal’s last 5 league games have all gone over 3.5 goals and now they are facing Haaland, this game promises to have plenty of goals. Our punters.pub bet of the day is over 3.5 goals at 6/4 with William Hill.
Our 2nd Punters.pub bet in this matchup is Manchester City to win and both teams to score at 2/1 with Bet365. Arsenal are averaging over 2 goals a game and will be coming here to win, so expect a fast paced start by the visitors. For Man City, they have the top scorer in European Football, so expect them to be on top form, ready (unfortunately) to put the nail in Arsenal’s title ambitions.