Manchester City vs Arsenal Preview, Team News & Lineups – Premier League 17/06/2020
The English Premier League is finally back on Wednesday and we’re off with a bang when Manchester City host Arsenal at the Etihad
And it is definitely in one of the two games that re-starts the Premier League after the break due to the Pandemic
Meanwhile, A loss against Arsenal would give Liverpool the chance to win it already on Sunday against Everton at Goodison Park
and with over three months of wait for the Premier League to be back it would be somewhat laughable if it all pretty much ended before it had fully re-started.
Manchester City should be able to come out flying in this game
and forget any stats from the Bundesliga about home teams being less favourable without their fans. Manchester City is just a superior team.
Pep Guardiola’s men is the only team left to cause any upset to Liverpool’s dreams of ending the 30 year thirst of a Premier League title
but you would imagine that both him and the team are quite prepared to see Liverpool lift the title sooner rather than later, no matter what they’re doing.
Team News & Lineups
Kun Aguero’s record against Arsenal could see him chosen to lead the line ahead of Gabriel Jesus, with the Argentine netting 11 times from 15 appearances in this fixture.
Arsenal have also seen a number of injury concerns clear up in the time off
with Sead Kolasinac and Kieran Tierney back available and loanee Cedric Soares finally in contention to make his debut.
It is now almost a year since Leroy Sane last played for Man City in the Community Shield in August
but the German winger is now ready to return having missed the entire 2019-20 campaign so far.
Match fitness is likely to be an issue for the rumoured Bayern Munich target
although every player – injury or not – will have seen their sharpness drop as a result of the league’s being off
Sane’s return leaves Guardiola with a clean bill of health ahead of the season’s restart
And with Kevin De Bruyne, Aymeric Laporte and Sergio Aguero having all long shaken off knocks they were carrying prior to lockdown.
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Mendy; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling
Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Leno; Bellerin, Mari, Luiz, Tierney; Ceballos, Xhaka; Pepe, Ozil, Aubameyang; Lacazette