Manchester City Starting XI Prediction vs Arsenal FC

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Pending any last minute health crises, the Premier League is back! The slate restarts with two matches on Wednesday, featuring the four teams that still have a game in hand against the rest of the league. The headliner fixture is Manchester City hosting Arsenal FC.

Let’s run through all the necessary preview material, from the side of the hosts. We’ll have much more, from the perspective of the road side, coming soon. You can check out the City Restarted Season Preview by going here.

Kickoff: Wed June 17, approximately 8:15 pm local, following the conclusion of Sheffield United vs Aston Villa at The Etihad.

MANCHESTER CITY

Odds: Manchester City 1/3, Draw 22/5,  Arsenal 7/1

Man City Team News: go to this link

Arsenal restarted season preview: go here

Arsenal Team News and Arsenal starting XI prediction: go here

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Manchester City don’t really have much to play for domestically this season. Long out of the league title chase, and firmly entrenched in the top four, Pep Guardiola’s side may or may not go all in on winning the FA Cup, obtaining another trophy to complement the League Cup title they achieved four months ago.

The top priority for Guardiola and company will be winning in Europe. Arsenal are playing for a spot in the top six of the table. Let’s take a look at who Guardiola may select for his first team in this one.

Manchester City Starting XI vs Arsenal

Mahrez      Aguero    Sterling

De Bruyne     Rodri     Gundogan

Zinchenko     Laporte    Fernandinho    Walker

Ederson

Prediction: Manchester City 2, Arsenal FC 1

As always, feel free to post your own starting XI and/or score predictions in the comments section.

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  1. Alphie Izzett says

    Mahrez and de Bruyne would be on the right, Sterling and Zinchenko the left if you have the right players; that will be anyone’s guess and will depend who is looking most ready since the players returned. I would not be surprised to see Foden get a start, he’s incredibly fit and the same goes for Bernardo. I also expect Guardiola to use all of the increased quota of subs, possibly staring at half time

  2. The line up for man city should be:
    Ederson, Walker,Otamendi,Stones,Zinchenko, Rodri, Foden, D.Silva, B.Silva, Aguero, mahrez.

  3. Anonymous says

    My starting eleven.
    Sane Aguero Sterling
    Foden Rodrigo KDB
    Mendy Laporte Stones Cancelo
    Ederson

  4. Lewis Lee says

    The best starting 11.
    Ederson
    Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Mendy
    Rodrigo
    KDB, Bernado
    Sane, Aguero, sterling
    This squad can smash Real Madrid 3 – 0 at Etihad

  5. brian derrick says

    The best starting 11.
    Ederson
    Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Mendy
    Rodrigo
    KDB, Bernado
    Sane, Aguero, Mahrez

  6. Ederson
    Walker, Dhino, Laporte, Mendy
    Rodri
    Mahrez, KDB,
    Sterling, Aguero, Sane

  7. Ederson, Walker, Mendy, Laporte, Fenardinho, Debryune,Rodri, Benardo, leroy, Jesus, sterling

  8. Ederson walker fernadinho laporte mendy rodrigo gundogan de bruyne sterling aguero mahrez

  9. Also Well N Good But Just Know The Ambitious Nature Of Mikel I Will Not Be Surprised If Arsenal Handles Mancity

  10. Eric mwenda says

    Ederson,
    walker,lapornte,fernadinho,mendy
    de bruyne,rodri,gurdogun
    sterling,aguero,mahrez

  11. The best starting eleven (11) is;ederson walker laporte fernandinho rodri mahrez aguero sane

  12. Gud

  13. The best best starting 11 Ederson Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Mendy KDB, Rodri, D. Silva Maherz, Aguero, Jesus

  14. Ederson,walker,bernado,sterling,gabriel,sane,phoden,mahrez,zincheko,davi,mendy

  15. MY OWN XI IS, EDERSON,WALKER, FANANANDINHO,LAPORT, ZINC, KDB, B.SILVA, RODRI, STERLING, AGUARO, SANE,

  16. Ederson,walker,sane laporte D.silva.de brunye,benado,otalamedo,sterlling.aguero

  17. the best starting eleven are Ederson,walker bernado,laporte,sane,d.silva, otalamendo,de brunye,mareshz aguero,sterling,foden.

  18. Ederson, Walker, Laporte, Dinho, Zinchenko, Rodri, Ilkay,
    KDB, Benardo, Aguero, Sterling

  19. Can’t wait to see handsome Sergio Aguero and Debruyn in action. My prediction is machester united 3 -2 Arsenal

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