History of the Manchester City v Arsenal fixture
Manchester City prepare to entertain Arsenal at City of Manchester Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 35 of the 88 previous games, with the Sky Blues winning just 32.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at City of Manchester Stadium was just last season, in September 2012, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2012/2013||Sun 13 Jan||Arsenal||0 - 2||Man. City||Premier League|
|2012/2013||Sun 23 Sep||Man. City||1-1||Arsenal||Premier League|
|2011/2012||Sun 08 Apr||Arsenal||1 - 0||Man. City||Premier League|
|2011/2012||Sun 18 Dec||Man. City||1 - 0||Arsenal||Premier League|
|2011/2012||Tue 29 Nov||Arsenal||0 - 1||Man. City||League Cup|
|2010/2011||Wed 05 Jan||Arsenal||0 - 0||Man. City||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sun 24 Oct||Man. City||0 - 3||Arsenal||Premier League|
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Recent respective form guides
Manchester City could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. In this time, Sky Blues have rattled up an impressive 28 goals, and conceded 5.
Arsenal's away form is equally impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Gunners, and 3 goals against.
Manchester City's total of 29 points from their 15 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
Arsenal are leading the way in the Barclays Premier League, with their 15 games giving them a return of 35 points.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Manchester City are starting to turn City of Manchester Stadium into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occasion. No-score draw
|Manchester City||Won 6 successive home games.
8 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 13 matches.
|Arsenal||Undefeated in last 15 away games.
9 games since last defeat.
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