Booking their spot in the knockout stage of this year’s Champions League in midweek, Manchester City will be desperately looking to make a return to Premier League winning ways when they travel to the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.
Simply looking to close the gap on runaway leaders Liverpool after suffering a 2-1 defeat against bitter local rivals Manchester United last weekend, the defending champions have won just one of their last three top-flight matchups and open Sunday’s contest 14 points adrift of JurgenKlopp’s men.
On the flip side, while Arsenal may have also secured a spot in the knockout stage of the Europa League on Thursday evening, the Gunners find themselves enduring a very worrying rut.
Despite snatching three points off of fellow strugglers West Ham earlier in the week, temporary boss Freddie Ljungberg finds his side on a run of form that has seen them win just one of their last 10 matches across all competitions.
You might be interested to know, City have won their last five straight matches against the Gunners and a similar outcome can be found pencilled in at 1/2 with Coral.
Arsenal’s defensive crisis
While Arsenal may have managed to come from behind to snatch points off of West Ham and Standard Liège earlier in the week, many around the Emirates have been vocal over their side’s continued struggles.
Opening the weekend with just their goal difference keeping them in the top half of the table, the Gunners have won just one of their last 10 matches across all formats, a run that stems back to the 24th of October.
Along with being unable to call upon full-back Kieran Tierney who is out with a dislocated shoulder, Sunday’s hosts have failed to record a clean sheet in any of their last 13 appearances and have continued to show glaring struggles at the back.
Priced as high as 12/1 with Ladbrokes to clinch a top-four return this season and shipping another pair of strikes away at Standard Liège on Thursday evening, Arsenal have remarkably conceded a pair of goals in five of their last six matches in North London.
The Gunners can be found priced at 2/5 with Bet365 to suffer a similar fate and ship over 1.5 goals on home soil this weekend.
Gabriel Jesus to steal the show?
Picking up a 4-1 win away at Dinamo Zagreb in midweek after watching Manchester United snatch local bragging rights, there is no doubt that Pep Guardiola will be desperate for his side to find some much-needed stability.
Winning just a pair of their last five Premier League appearances, the one-time Barcelona boss finds his side sat 14 points adrift of Liverpool and are currently priced as high as 8/1 with 888sport to lift their third consecutive title next year.
Despite their issues at the back, one man to keep an eye out for on Sunday and will once again lead City’s line at the Emirates is Wednesday’s hat-trick hero, Gabriel Jesus.
Leaving Croatia with the match ball in midweek, the Brazil international has five goals in his last three matches across all competitions and has continued to shine outside of Manchester.
Remarkably bagging 10 goals in his 11 matches away from the Etihad since opening the new campaign, you might be interested to know that Jesus can be found pencilled in at 8/11 with William Hill to extend on his glittering away record this weekend.