Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction at Manchester City


arsenal denis suarez

Outside of Chelsea, who had a very exciting transfer window, this January was an absolute snooze fest of inactivity. A rare exception was the Arsenal FC acquisition of Denis Suarez, who could be set for a debut after moving to north London on loan from Barcelona. He was the only player acquired this past window by any big six club that doesn’t reside at Stamford Bridge. 

Could he feature Sunday in the weekend’s headliner clash at Manchester City? “He started to train yesterday and today with the group. I think he is good, he adapts quickly and he is a player with quality,” Arsenal boss Unai Emery said at his news conference today.

“He can help us with his quality but also his ambition to do something important here. I am thinking about all the players, If he starts, I have confidence in him.”

We’re predicting that he’ll make a second half appearance coming off the bench.

The Bank    Arsenal FC Predicted line-up (4-3-3) at Manchester City 

Attack: Alexandre Lacazette, Alex Iwobi Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Midfield Lucas Torreira, Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey

Back line:  Laurent Koscielny, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Shkodran Mustafi, Sead Kolasinac 

Goalkeeper: Bernd Leno

Arsenal FC at Manchester City FYIs

Kickoff: Sunday, February 3, 4:30 PM local, City of Manchester Stadium

Google Result Probability: Man City win 74%, Draw 16% Arsenal FC win 10%

Pep Guardiola Press Conference Video: 

Injury Report for both sides: go to this link

Starting XI Predictions: Man City

Odds via Bet365: City win win 2/7, Draw 5/1, Arsenal FC win 15/2

Prediction: Manchester City 3, Arsenal FC 1

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC and Chicago, regularly appears as a guest pundit on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

He also contributes sociopolitical essays to Chicago NowFollow him on Twitter and Instagram. The content of his cat’s Instagram account is unquestionably superior to his.

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