Man City Predicted Lineup vs Arsenal – Can Haaland Break His Drought?

Even though it is early days in the season, Manchester City and Arsenal face each other in what could be a title-defining match at the Emirates Stadium this weekend. The Manchester City team from Pep Guardiola could have some interesting choices with the club trying to bounce back from two defeats in the last three games.

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Manchester City are on a two-game losing streak in the domestic matches, but the team bounced back with a victory in the midweek Champions League match. Pep Guardiola will be without his key linchpin in the middle of the park – Rodri – for the upcoming match. Rodri will be serving the final of his three-game suspension.

Kevin De Bruyne has been a thorn for Arsenal in many of the past meetings, but the winger will be unavailable for the upcoming game. The Belgian is not expected to come back until the later part of this year. This is undoubtedly a big blow for City.

Man City Predicted Lineup

Ederson Moraes, Kyle Walker, Manuel Akanji, Ruben Dias, Josko Gvardiol, Mateo Kovacic, Rico Lewis, Phil Foden, Jeremy Doku, Julian Alvarez, Erling Haaland

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Man City Predicted Lineup vs Arsenal – Our Top Three

Erling Haaland – Aiming for a first goal in three

Erling Haaland is going through a small drought by his impeccable standards after failing to score in his last two matches. The Norwegian is the top scorer in the Premier League by a decent margin already after having picked up eight goals so far this season. The striker’s overall record is still very impressive with six goals in his last seven games for City.

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The 23-year-old has been able to register two goals in his previous four games against Arsenal. He did not score in the Community Shield defeat at the hands of the Gunners earlier in the campaign. However, Haaland can be expected to come up with a solid performance as he still averages close to a staggering 5 shots per game.

Julian Alvarez – Stepping up when required

Julian Alvarez has made a big impression on the offensive areas of the pitch. He comes into the game as one of the top players for City in the last three matches – when they have not been at their best. The 23-year-old has come up with goals in back-to-back matches while also getting an assist in the 11-minute cameo against RB Leipzig.

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Julian Alvarez has been hitting almost 87% pass accuracy in the Premier League while his offensive statistics are also impressive at more than three shots per game.

Jeremy Doku – Surprise package on the wings

Jeremy Doku also came up with a sharp cameo appearance against RB Leipzig. He was able to come up with an assist and a goal. It is a sign of things to come from the 21-year-old Belgian, who has had his only goal in the Premier League this season come up against another London outfit – West Ham.

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Will Rodri play against Arsenal?

Rodri has been a crucial asset for Manchester City since the move from Villarreal in 2019. City invariably tend to do well whenever Rodri has been on the pitch. The Manchester outfit have certainly missed the solid defensive attributes of Rodri in the last two league games. He will be memorable for the upcoming game as he is out due to a three-game suspension.

Arsenal’s forward players will have a slightly easier game without Rodri in the line-up.

Man City Predicted Lineup vs Arsenal – The Final Word

The threat for the Premier League title is real from Arsenal and Manchester City will not be keen on letting this game slip under any situation. Pep Guardiola will be relieved to have picked up the midweek Champions League win.

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