FootyMAD's Arsenal match preview

Last updated : 31 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Arsenal v Manchester City fixture

Man City face a trip to Arsenal at Highbury on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Sky Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 46 and win only 14 of the 76 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2002, the Gunners carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sun 31 AugMan City1 - 2ArsenalPREM
2002/2003Sat 22 FebMan City1 - 5ArsenalPREM
2002/2003Tue 10 SepArsenal2 - 1Man CityPREM
2000/2001Wed 11 AprMan City0 - 4ArsenalPREM
2000/2001Sat 28 OctArsenal5 - 0Man CityPREM
1995/1996Tue 05 MarArsenal3 - 1Man CityPREM
1995/1996Sun 10 SepMan City0 - 1ArsenalPREM

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. During these games, Gunners have smashed 14 goals past the opposition and conceded a paltry 3.

In complete contrast to Arsenal, Man City are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Sky Blues have hit 8 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 52 points from the 22 games played. Man City find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 23 points from their 22 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Sky Blues are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Arsenal. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal 8 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Man City 5 games since last away draw.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.