There are massive question marks hanging over the future of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger following a dreadful slump in form which has seen the side drop out of the top-four and crash out of this season’s Champions League in embarrassing fashion. Arsenal have lost six of their last nine competitive games and two of their victories were against National league sides with the other coming against struggling Hull City. Not impressive stuff by any means.
Their season appears to have completely fallen apart at a crucial period of the campaign and the supporters are, rightly or wrongly, placing the blame firmly on Arsene Wenger. Banners demanding his sacking have been proliferating around the Emirates Stadium and Wenger himself stated that an announcement regarding his future with the club will be forthcoming. This certainly won’t be happening before Sunday’s tough clash with Manchester City however.
While Arsenal have been in the doldrums, things haven’t been much better over at Manchester City, Pep Guardiola’s men winning just once in a miserable four-game sequence which included an exit from the Champions League at the hands of Monaco earlier this month. The Premier League title is effectively out of reach and the best that Guardiola can hope for is a top-three or four finish and another crack at Europe’s elite club competition next season. With several clubs breathing down their necks, the pressure is still very much on however.
Can the Citizens leave the Emirates Stadium with the three points in the bag? We believe so. City aren’t at their best by any means at the moment but they have been performing well away from home and Arsenal appear to be in crisis. The Gunners might be pretty solid at home but big question marks remain over the futures of not just Wenger but Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.
Arsenal should manage a consolation goal on Sunday given that they have found the net in each of their last twenty-one competitive outings and Man City have conceded aplenty in recent weeks. Nevertheless this all points towards an away win and we’ll be backing Manchester City to win and both teams to score at 16/5 with Betway.