Arsenal predicted lineup vs Manchester City

By on February 14, 2023


After a controversial 1-1 draw against Brentford last Saturday, Arsenal will now take on title rivals Manchester City in the Premier League at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night.

Following last weekend’s result, the north London club have now lost ground up top as second-placed City have managed to close the gap following their victory over Aston Villa. The Gunners have accumulate 51 points from 21 games so far this term, only three points ahead of Pep Guardiola’s side with a game in hand.

So, avoiding defeat in this encounter will be crucial for Arsenal as losing this game means Mikel Arteta’s side will drop down to second place on goal difference.

The Emirates outfit haven’t enjoyed a good time against the Citizens in the Premier League over the last few years as they haven’t been able to beat the Etihad club since 2015. So, they will be hoping to turn their fortunes around on Wednesday night.

Expected Arsenal lineup

Aaron Ramsdale will continue between the sticks and therefore Matt Turner is set to start on the bench tomorrow. William Saliba is expected to keep hold of his place in Arsenal’s defence alongside Gabriel Magalhaes.

Ben White is likely to remain in the right full-back position and Oleksandr Zinchenko would be on the opposite side. So, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Kieran Tierney and Jakub Kiwior will all be among the substitutes.

Thomas Partey is set to start as the deep-lying midfielder to protect the back four and in front of the Ghanaian, Granit Xhaka and Martin Odegaard will be the advanced midfielders in Arsenal’s 4-3-3 system. Meaning Jorginho and Fabio Vieira will be on the bench.

Bukayo Saka is likely to keep his place on the right flank but there is a question mark about who Mikel Arteta will decide to start on the opposite flank. Gabriel Martinelli has been the Spanish boss’ first choice option this season but he has been struggling to showcase his best in recent weeks.

New winter signing Leandro Trossard – valued at around £26m by Transfermarkt – has been displaying promising performances since joining the club and scored his first goal for Arsenal in the last game against Brentford after coming on off the bench in the second half, replacing Martinelli.

So, he could be rewarded and handed his first league start for Arsenal ahead of Martinelli, while Eddie Nketiah will continue in the number nine position in this fixture.

Despite stepping up his recovery after undergoing knee surgery, Gabriel Jesus is set to remain sidelined, while Emile Smith Rowe and Reiss Nelson are in doubt ahead of this encounter.

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