Ahead of the important clash between Arsenal and Manchester City, Goal.com questions a few Gunners on whether their favourite team can beat the champions..Premier League champions Manchester City will make the trip to North London to face an unpredictable Arsenal team. Both clubs have had a mixed season so far in the league. City face the possibility of being 10 points behind United if they lose at The Emirates, a ground they haven't had success on. In fact, City have not won at away to Arsenal in 37 years now.
Arsenal, on the other hand, have a golden opportunity to close the gap to fourth-placed Tottenham after Spurs drew 0-0 at QPR. The Gunners haven't been convincing even during their winning streak, but have made it a habit of grinding out results.
Goal.com questions a few Gunners on whether Arsenal can keep their impressive record against City going.
|Vidur: Both teams need a win and it's going to be tough. I want Arsenal to play 4-4-2 with Wishere, Arteta, Diaby and Cazorla in the midfield because I feel the match will be won or lost in the middle.If we can avoid our defensive lapses, we have a good chance of turning City over. It'll be a great game for neutrals.|
|Jaidip: Home advantage will definitely count. Both these sides have been in and out of form far too frequently for their liking. I hope our defence stands tall and keeps a clean sheet. My prediction would be 1-0 to The Arsenal, just like the old days!|
|Raghav: I doubt we have the capacity to win such a fixture when I look at the current erratic form but I think we can get a draw. Anything is possible when it comes to games like these as both these teams take a liking for late goals.|
|Ali Abbas: I am confident that we can beat City at the Emirates since we've done the same over and over again in the past. We have a quality young side. I am sure we will come up trumps at home.|
|Aina: I feel we can win this tie. We have usually matched City all over the pitch in recent years. With Santi in our side, we can get those decisive passes in and hurt their defence.|
|Drishti: It's going to be a tough game for us. We will have to take whatever chances we get and I hope Walcott's good goal-scoring form upfront continues. City have a long injury list and I hope we capitalise on that and continue our good record against them.|
|Atith: We have had a decent run of late and I believe we will have some momentum going into this match. Manchester City are a strong opponent but past record suggests we have a chance of beating them at home. Hopefully, the players will live up to our expectations.|
|Anupam: Arsenal need to up their tempo and the players need to show up not only against City but on a more consistent basis considering the exorbitant ticket rates the fans are paying to watch them. And yes, a "complete" Arsenal squad should get the better of a reduced City squad at home.|
|Arjun: Theo Walcott seems to have committed his future to Arsenal and this should serve as a morale boosting recipe for the Gunners. Man City have a lot of quality but if Santi and co. get going, I am confident of an Arsenal victory.|
|Akshay: We have not had a great season so far in any aspect. A win over the mighty "City" would at least lift the spirits at the Emirates. Walcott's goal-scoring form could be a key factor as I feel his performance will determine tomorrow's game.|
So, there you have it. Gunners seem very confident going into today's match. Optimism seems to be the order of the day. Will they be disappointed?
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