On Wednesday, Manchester City will host Arsenal in what promises to be a thrilling title clash at the Etihad. With just five points separating the two sides, Arsenal must win to remain in control of the title race. However, their recent record against the champions is abysmal, having lost the last 11 Premier League clashes between the pair. City also have the advantage of having won four of the past five titles and boasting more experience than Arsenal.
City’s top goalscorer, Erling Haaland, will be the dangerman once again for the home team. Haaland has scored 32 goals this season, while teammate Kevin De Bruyne leads the way with 15 assists. City also have a more accomplished manager in Pep Guardiola, who has won 191 Premier League games compared to his protege Mikel Arteta’s 72.
City’s squad is worth £929million, with Jack Grealish alone costing £100m. Grealish has found form in recent weeks, including a goal in the key Emirates win. In comparison, Arsenal’s squad is worth £787m, and they have hit a sticky patch with three draws on the bounce against Liverpool, West Ham and Southampton.
City are unbeaten in 16 matches and will be buoyed after reaching the FA Cup final following a 3-0 win over Sheffield United on Saturday. Arsenal must win to keep things in their hands, but they face a tough challenge against a formidable City side.