With the resumption of the Premier league starting on Wednesday after a three month break, what better way to get back into the swing of things than a mouth-watering game between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium with a 8.15 pm kick off time.
Before the enforced break City were sitting in second place a mere 25 points behind leaders Liverpool with Arsenal in a disappointing ninth place, still eight points behind fourth place Chelsea.
Both sides are playing their game in hand with Arsenal desperate to try and close the gap with a hope of bringing Champions League football back to the Emirates next season.
When these heavyweight sides last met it was City who came out on top with a 2-1 victory.
These sides have met 30 times in previous meetings with the Manchester side coming out on top with 14 wins to Arsenal’s nine.
Before the enforced shutdown, City were in excellent form having won four of their last five games. There only blemish being a 2-2 draw against visiting Crystal Palace.
The Gunners meanwhile will be looking to try and get all three points on Wednesday after having racked up three wins out of their last five Premiership games, all of which have been at home.
Away from home is where the visitors have struggled, having failed to win there last five on the road with all games drawn and only picking up 14 points out of a possible 39 on offer.
Coming into this game, City have picked up 10 points from their last five league games, whilst Arsenal have secured 9 points from 15 available.
City have scored no less than nine times at the Etihad and have only lost once to Arsenal in their last five meetings between the sides.
Despite not picking up an away win for a while, Arsenal still have a healthy unbeaten seven match run that they will be looking to continue on Wednesday.
This titanic battle between these two sides will firmly focus on City’s Sergio Aguero and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Aguero has banged in 16 goals already so far with Aubameyang one better with 17.
With City’s goal force and Arsenal’s watery defence, we can expect goals in this one as we welcome back the new way of watching football in 2020.