This is the battle between the boss and his apprentice as Mikel Arteta will lead his Arsenal team to face his former boss Pep Guardiola and Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
In 46 Premier League meetings between these two teams, Manchester City have won 13 matches, while Arsenal have won 23 games, with 10 matches ending in a draw. The Cityzens have won their last 5 EPL clashes, scoring 3 goals in four of them.
Man City stars, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling picked up a little knock on international duty and are doubts for this clash. Sergio Agüero, Gabriel Jesus, and Oleksandr Zinchenko are expected to miss this tie as they are just recovering from injury. Arsenal, on the other hand, also have a few injury concerns. Captain Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is a doubt due to a sprained ankle. Kieran Tierney is a doubt due to a virus. Shkodran Mustafi, Gabriel Martinelli, Pablo Mari Villar, and Calum Chambers will all miss due to injury.
Arsenal have started the season well, only losing to champions Liverpool, but host Manchester City have had a bad start, having a negative goal difference for the first time in over a decade. But you will fancy Guardiola’s side to pick all 3 points in this match.
You can catch the game live on DSTV channel 203, SuperSport Premier League on Saturday October 17 2020, by 5:30pm Naija time.