Four days after Manchester City thrashed Arsenal 3-0 in the EFL Cup final at Wembley Stadium the two teams meet again, this time at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League.
After Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed an excellent chance early on inside the six-yard box, Arsenal didn’t come close to breaching Pep Guardiola’s defence in a limp effort in the cup final.
Manchester City are on fire and I expect them to go all out for three points again to get as close as they can to winning the Premier League title before the difficult stages of the Champions League begin.
Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva and David Silva all have the beating of this Arsenal defence, as they proved at the weekend.
Shkodran Mustafi was weak in his defensive play at Wembley whilst Laurent Koscielny has certainly been in decline over the past year or so. It’s been years and years since Arsene Wenger had a good holding midfielder too.
Where Arsenal’s heads will be at I don’t know but I cannot see anything other than a Manchester City win on Thursday and a comfortable one at that.