Man City vs Arsenal lineups and predictions – Community Shield

Man City vs Arsenal lineups and predictions – Community Shield
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Wembley Stadium will host Man City vs Arsenal on Sunday, as both teams contend with each other for the FA Community Shield. Which of these teams will be left standing at the end of this match?

Man City vs Arsenal probable lineups

Man City

Goalkeeper: Ederson.
Defenders: Manuel Akanji, Ruben Dias, Nathan Aké, John Stones.
Midfielders: Nathan Ake, Julian Álvarez, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Rodri.
Strikers: Erling Haaland

Arsenal

Goalkeeper: Aaron Ramsdale.
Defenders: Oleksandr Zinchenko, Gabriel Magalhães, William Saliba, Benjamin White.
Midfielders: Kai Havertz, Declan Rice, Martin Ødegaard.
Strikers: Gabriel Martinelli, Edward Nketiah, Bukayo Saka.

Man City vs Arsenal confirmed lineups

Arsenal

Arsenal
4-2-3-1
1
Aaron Ramsdale
gb
4
Ben White
gb
2
William Saliba
fr
6
Gabriel Magalhaes
br
12
Jurrien Timber
nl
41
Declan Rice
gb
5
Thomas Partey
gh
7
Bukayo Saka
gb
8
Martin Odegaard
no
11
Gabriel Martinelli
br
29
Kai Havertz
de
Substitutes
19
Leandro Trossard
be
21
Fabio Vieira
pt
15
Jakub Kiwior
pl
16
Rob Holding
gb
3
Kieran Tierney
gb
30
Matt Turner
us
10
Emile Smith-Rowe
gb
18
Takehiro Tomiyasu
jp
14
Edward Nketiah
gb

Man City

Man City
4-2-3-1
2
Kyle Walker
gb
5
John Stones
gb
3
Ruben Dias
pt
25
Manuel Akanji
ch
16
Rodri
es
8
Mateo Kovacic
hr
20
Bernardo Silva
pt
19
Julian Alvarez
ar
10
Jack Grealish
gb
9
Erling Haaland
no
Substitutes
47
Phil Foden
gb
80
Cole Palmer
gb
87
James McAtee
gb
82
Rico Lewis
gb
4
Kalvin Phillips
gb
31
Ederson
br
17
Kevin De Bruyne
be
14
Aymeric Laporte
es

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

Man City vs Arsenal predictions

Prediction 1: Manchester City to Win

Granted, Arsenal have put up a fairly decent run of results lately; they have three wins in their last four matches, winning the Emirates Cup in that stretch. However, the Gunners tend to fall short when they go up against Manchester City; as they have lost six consecutive matches against today's opponents. Given that Pep Guardiola's side won four of their last five matches, we believe they'll extend their winning streak against Arsenal to seven matches today.

Prediction 2: Both teams to score

Although Manchester City have enjoyed some fine form in recent weeks, they've struggled to keep the goals out. The Citizens have seen their defense breached six times in their last three matches; they kept just one clean sheet in their last seven games. It may interest you to know that both teams were on the scoresheet in four of Manchester City's last five matches. Keeping in mind that both teams also scored in three of the last four skirmishes between these sides, we should expect goals at both ends.

Prediction 3: At least three goals

Manchester City and Arsenal have squared off against each other on many occasions, and their recent encounters have mostly been on the high-scoring side. In fact, four of the last five meetings between these teams featured at least three goals. In like manner, four of Manchester City's last five games went above the 2.5 goal line. Considering Arsenal's last six matches have seen four goals scored per game on average, this will likely be a high-scoring affair.

Black Stars players to watch in Man City vs Arsenal fixture

It's worth keeping an eye out for these players:

Thomas Partey – Arsenal

Thomas Partey has earned 45 caps for the Black Stars, scoring 13 goals. The former Atletico Madrid midfielder has been a vital part of Mikel Arteta's squad since he joined three years ago. He has 81 appearances for the Gunners, scoring five goals.

Edward Nketiah – Arsenal

Aymeric Laporte of Manchester City clears ahead of Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal during the FA Cup fourth round match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture by Matt Wilkinson/Focus Images Ltd 07814 960751 27/01/2023 - Man City vs Arsenal
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Although Edward Nketiah was born in England to Ghanaian parents, he is yet to play for the Black Stars or the Three Lions. The 24 year old started nine matches for Arsenal last season, registering four goals and an assist. It'll be interesting to see how Nketiah fares this season.

Where to watch Man City vs Arsenal live in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya

You can catch all the action live on Supersport Gotv Football, Supersport Maximo and the Supersport Premier League channel if you live in Nigeria, Kenya or Ghana.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

Kelechi is a huge sports fan with over 10 years of betting experience. He has written thousands of match previews on football, tennis, basketball and American football in the past few years. Kelechi has worked with a few reputable brands like Afrik-Foot, Football Whispers, What Are The Odds and Pundit Feed.