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Manchester City vs Arsenal: Preview | Premier League 2019/20


With the Premier League set to return on June 17, Manchester City will host Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium behind closed doors.

It will be the first time both clubs step onto the pitch since the suspension of the league season in March.

Manchester City are second with 25 points behind league leaders Liverpool and will be looking to return to winning ways. A defeat for the Blues will see Liverpool require just one more win to bag the title.

On the other hand, Arsenal are ninth, playing for a spot for the top six of the table but unbeaten in the English top-flight since the turn of the year.

When & Where?

Date: Wednesday 17 June
Time: 20:15 (BST)
Venue: Etihad Stadium

Team News

Pep Guardiola’s side appear to have a clean bill of health as the players are likely to be available after recovering from their respective injuries.


Aymeric Laporte is fit again following hamstring problem and should be available to play against The Gunners. Leroy Sane has been sidelined for a long time after having damaged his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). However, the German returned to training and and is available to play his first game of this campaign.

John Stones and Kevin De Bruyne missed the final game before the suspension with their respective knock but will be back available when Premier League resumes.

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For the visitors, there are no new injury concerns. Calum Chambers out with knee injury and Lucas Torreira is still a major doubt ahead of clash. Mikel Arteta could hand Cedric Soares his debut despite his facial injury, you’d expect to see him with a mask.


The likes of Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding struggled to remain fit in the first part of the season, but they had their chance to recuperate and they are back in contention for the match on Wednesday. Kieran Tierney has also returned for the gunners following full recovery from dislocated shoulder.

Recent Form

Man City: L W W W W
Arsenal: W W L W W

Predicted Lineup

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Laporte, Otamendi, Mendy; Foden, Rodri, De Bruyne; Sane, Aguero, Sterling.

Arsenal: Leno; Bellerin, Luiz, Sokratis, Tierney; Ozil, Xhaka, Ceballos; Pele, Aubameyang, Martinelli.

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