Preview: Arsenal vs. Manchester City

Arsenal are set to face Manchester City in the Premier League of England on October 8.

Arsenal, often referred to as Arsenal FC, will clash with Manchester City, frequently dubbed City or Man City, a mere 2 months after their FA Community Shield encounter, which Arsenal clinched with a 1-1 scoreline. Heading into this game, Arsenal’s spirits might be dampened following their recent loss to Lens.

Conversely, Manchester City comes into the fixture with high spirits, having secured a 1-3 victory over RB Leipzig in the Group stage Group G. However, their defensive form is a matter of concern, having conceded in their last 5 away games consecutively.

Recent Form:

Arsenal’s last match saw a defeat at the hands of Lens, whereas Manchester City celebrated a win against RB Leipzig. In their last 20 games, Arsenal has claimed victory 13 times, suffered 4 losses, and settled for a draw 3 times. Manchester City, meanwhile, boasts 16 wins from their last 20 outings, with 4 losses and no draws.

In Arsenal’s last 6 matches, they’ve emerged victorious 4 times against Bournemouth, Brentford, PSV, and Everton, endured a loss to Lens, and held a draw with Tottenham Hotspur.

Manchester City, during their recent 6 games, managed 4 wins against RB Leipzig, Nottingham Forest, Crvena Zvezda, and West Ham United, but faced defeat against Wolves and Newcastle United.

Team News:


Arsenal’s squad is almost at full strength. Only a single injury concern lingers for the team’s manager, Mikel Arteta. Jurrien Timber, suffering from a Cruciate Ligament Rupture, is ruled out for the match.

Manchester City

On the other hand, Pep Guardiola, Manchester City’s coach, has a few fitness issues to tackle. Zack Steffen, Kevin De Bruyne, and John Stones are all unavailable due to their respective injuries.


Since August 2021, Arsenal and Manchester City have faced off 6 times. Arsenal managed to win once, whereas Manchester City claimed victory 5 times. Their latest clash was on August 6, 2023, in the FA Community Shield, which ended in a 1-1 win for Arsenal. In these 6 encounters, Arsenal has netted 4 times, while Manchester City has scored a notable 16 goals.

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