Arsenal head to Manchester City on Sunday knowing they are going to be right up against it, with Pep Guardiola’s side being lauded by pundits as being on another level to everyone else in the Premier League right now. However, Gunners fans can have reasons to be optimistic when the side walk out onto the Etihad on Sunday with a pretty decent away record in the books.
Last season is probably not a great result to look back on as let a lead slip to lose the match in Manchester, but you would have to go back to December 2013 after that for the last time the Gunners lost on their travels to the blue side of the city. Most recently victory in the FA Cup semi-final saw Arsenal comeback from a goal-down to end Pep Guardiola’s pursuit of a first trophy in charge of the Citizens – so there’s reasons to be optimistic despite City being the only unbeaten team left in the Premier League this season.
In fact the head-to-head between the two clubs over both clubs history reads Arsenal with 96 victories and Manchester City with just the 50. Yes, this may be papering over what’s blatantly obvious this season – Manchester City are really very good and are scoring for fun.
Maybe the biggest concern for Arsenal is that they have failed to keep a clean-sheet in their last four Premier League outings, the last of which came at home to Brighton on October 1st. But if Wenger can set up the team to play as resiliently as they did away to Chelsea back in September, getting out of Stamford Bridge with a clean-sheet draw then they have a chance on Sunday afternoon.
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