As the Gunners prepare to face the defending champions in an exciting clash on Saturday, we take a look at some facts and figures based on previous clashes between the two teams.
September is certainly a month of cheer for the Gunners –
48: The number of games Arsenal have won in September; more than any other team. That gives them a point average of 2.02 for the month.
19: The number of games Arsenal have remained unbeaten at home in the Premier League. They have also won their last four in a row at home.
18: The Gunners won 18 of their first 22 matchups against City, but modern stats are not as showy. Of the last 12 clashes, we have only won 3 (D4, L5)
All is not gloom though,
17: The Citizens have won only one of their last 17 fixtures at the Emirates, a 2-0 win in January 2013. The other results are L11 D5. That was also the only game at the Emirates in which they scored more than once.
16: £16 million Deadline day transfer Danny Welbeck is a possible started against the Citizens.
4: Arsenal have already gained 4 points from losing positions this season, a league high.
3: Danny Welbeck will become only the third person in the Premier League to play for both Arsenal and United; after Mikael Silvestre and Robin van Persie.
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And among the positives for City –
8: Sergio Aguero has scored eight goals in his last 10 away games.
7: The number of shots on target at the Arsenal goal this season.
4: The number of goals Arsenal have conceded, a worrying figure.
2: Manchester City last lost 2 consecutive league fixtures back in October 2010, Arsenal providing one of the losses. Let’s see if the Gunners can repeat the feat tomorrow!