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30 December 2021, 14:47 | 28 August 2021, 15:29
Match Preview Arsenal vs Manchester City Premier League Jan 1, 2022

After firing a quintet of cannon-balls at the Canaries from the Demi-culverin, Gunners return for this difficult fixture against the Cityzens, having failed to take on Wolves due to a COVID-19 outbreak at the club. Arsenal FC vs. Manchester City FC kicks off at 13:30 (GMT+1) on New Year’s Day at Emirates Stadium.

Preview Arsenal Premier League, Jan 1, 2022

Preview Arsenal FC's match against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium, due to be played at 12:30 PM on Tuesday, 28 December, has regrettably been postponed, a statement from the Premier League read. The Premier League Board accepted the postponement application as Wolverhampton Wanderers did not have the required number of players available for the match (13 outfield players and one goalkeeper), the statement continued in part. Last time out, Arsenal put five past Norwich City when both sides met at Carrow Road. Mikel Arteta, who will not be present at the dug-out on New Year’s Day, having tested positive for COVID, will be keen to see his side pick up an unlikely win over the Sky Blues. Trailing the top-three section by six points, fourth-placed Arsenal are coming off the back of four consecutive victories: LWWWW. The Gunners have 35 points from 11W, 2D, and 6L. A victory here could see Arsenal close the gap on third-placed Liverpool, who take on Chelsea on Sunday, to three points. Mikel Arteta will be pulling the strings from a remote location on Saturday when he lays out the 4—2—3—1 formation with Lacazette in attack. With no way back in sight, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has left the North London side for Gabon’s AFCON campaign in Cameroon.

Preview Manchester City Premier League, Jan 1, 2022

Preview Manchester City picked up a narrow 1-0 victory over Brentford on Wednesday at the Brentford Community Stadium. A single effort from Phil Foden (16'), who returned to the starting line-up having started from the bench in the 6-3 win over Leicester City, decided the outcome of the fixture. A second goal from the Cityzens was ruled out for offside by the VAR late in the second half. The narrow win left Manchester City eight points clear at the top of the table after Chelsea stumbled to a 1-1 draw against Brighton earlier on Wednesday. Manchester City are with 50 points from 16W, 2D, & 2L, and have five straight victories: WWWWW, ahead of this fixture against Arsenal. Pep Guardiola’s 4—3—3 could see Man-of-the-Match [vs. Brentford] Phil Foden keep his place on the left while Raheem Sterling could come in as a false 9, in place of Jack Grealish. Riyad Mahrez was an unused substitute in the game against the Bees, and remains in contention with Gabriel Jesus for a starting role.