Former Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has shared his prediction for City’s crucial Premier League clash against Arsenal at the Etihad on Wednesday (April 26).
The Gunners have dropped points in their last three games. They drew against Liverpool and West Ham United after taking a 2-0 lead. They then came from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 against Southampton in their previous outing at the weekend.
Mikel Arteta’s men have an advantage of five points over manchester city at the top of the Premier League, having played two more games. The two teams meet at the Etihad in what is a potential title decider.
Before the game, Agüero said that ArsenalRecent results have made the clash interesting. Intervening in the title race, he said (via the Manchester Evening News):
“A key game, for sure, but certainly a different game than, say, if Arsenal had a bigger points lead on the table. Now, we can expect more intensity because of how tight it has become.”
“City have been performing well lately. We managed to do it last year, and we may do it this year as well. It’s not over until it’s over. I don’t see why we should take anything for granted.” A win will bring City closer to the trophy, yes… but there are no guarantees.”
Agüero also said that Manchester City’s expectations due to their excellent form could put them under some pressure:
“They’ve been fighting side by side all season and they don’t want it to get away from them in the last stretch. It may be more pressure for us because we’ve played a great run of games and one win.” here I would crown this performance”.
“I wouldn’t use the word ‘pressure’ anyway. I call it excitement. We all wanted this game to come and I’m sure it’s going to be a show.”
Arsenal and Manchester City arrive in good shape
Manchester City’s previous defeat came in February: a 1-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur at the Premier league. They have been excellent ever since, competing in three competitions.
City eliminated Bayern Munich from the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals and faces real Madrid in the last four. They face city rivals Manchester United in the FA Cup Final after beating Sheffield United in the semi-finals.
Arsenal, meanwhile, were knocked out of the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals by Sporting CP on penalties on 16 March. Their previous loss in regulation time, by the way, came against Manchester City in the Premier League in February, losing 3-1 at home.
Arsenal will need to avoid defeat at the Etihad to keep their Premier League title hopes alive. However, City are unbeaten in 16 games between competitions.
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