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?
— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 5, 2023
Man City vs Arsenal probable lineups
Defenders: Manuel Akanji, Ruben Dias, Nathan Aké, John Stones.
Midfielders: Nathan Ake, Julian Álvarez, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Rodri.
Strikers: Erling Haaland
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.
— Le African Gooner (@leafricangooner) August 5, 2023
Man City vs Arsenal confirmed lineups
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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
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.
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