Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Arsenal will host the absolute thriller of round 17 in the Premier League against Manchester City in the Emirates Stadium on Monday evening. Arsenal and Manchester City are both placed in top 3 position the Gunners having 33 points meanwhile the Citizens are having 32 points which will give Manchester City the possibility to walk over Arsenal. Both teams are having troubles with lots of injuries this season; Manchester City had to play several rounds without key player Sergio Aguero meanwhile Arsenal is currently playing without their absolute superstar Alexis Sanchez. In the previous 5 confrontations between both teams Arsenal managed to win 2 times, tie 2 times and 1 time Manchester City managed to win. We predict Arsene Wenger and his men to keep the 3 important points at home. Not only does Arsenal win 3 points but also manages to let Manchester City not win another 3 points which will be very crucial in this part of the season. The neutral football fan will be pleased watching this game between two teams willing to take risks.
Highlighted Player (Yaya Toure):
Gnegneri Yaya Toure is an Ivory Coast footballer who plays for Manchester City as a midfielder. The experienced player has won two Premier League trophies with the Citizens (2011/2012, 2013/2014), but he used to win titles during his spell with Barcelona as well.
The Ivory Coast ace clinched two La Liga trophies with Barca (2008/2009, 2009/2010) and he did well to lift the Champions League trophy with the Catalan outfit in 2009. Speaking of his success with the Ivory Coast national football team, Yaya Toure won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015. It has to be noted that Toure scored in the penalty shootout in the title clash against Ghana.
The Manchester City midfielder, though, failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign, with the former Barcelona star netting only six goals in 29 appearances for the Etihad Stadium outfit. Yaya Toure used to play for the likes of Beveren, Metalurg Donetsk, Olympiakos and Monaco in the past as well.
Highlighted Team (Arsenal):
Arsenal are regarded as one of the best English teams. The Gunners have won 12 FA Cup trophies, 13 league titles and two League Cups, but they have yet to lift the Champions League trophy. Arsene Wenger’s team were on the verge of beating Barcelona in the Champions League final back in 2006, but they eventually failed to win the prestigious title.
Arsenal used to play their homes at Highbury, but in 2006 they moved to the Emirates Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 60,260. The Gunners won their last Premier League trophy back in 2004, with the capital club going through the season without a single loss. The likes of Thierry Henry, Denis Bergkamp and Robert Pires were part of the team back then, but Arsenal have not won the league trophy ever since.
Arsenal was founded by Woolwich munitions workers as Dial Square back in 1886. It is well known that Tottenham Hotspur are Arsenal’s fiercest rivals and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals meet in the North London derby.