Why Man City vs Arsenal Will End in Draw: Gunners Legend Predicts Premier League Top Liner

Why Man City vs Arsenal Will End in Draw: Gunners Legend Predicts Premier League Top Liner

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at March 31, 2024 at 1:33 AM
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  • Manchester City vs Arsenal has been tipped to end in a draw
  • The two sides will cross paths in an exciting clash on Sunday
  • An ex-Arsenal star believes the tie will not produce a winner

Bacary Sagna has shared his thoughts on the upcoming Premier League showdown between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, March 31.

Having represented both clubs during his career in England, Sagna predicts that the highly-anticipated encounter is likely to end in a draw.

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Manchester City will host Arsenal at the Etihad in the weekend's Premier League top liner. Photo by Ryan Pierse.
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Man City vs Arsenal EPL showdown

Arsenal, eager to end their 20-year wait for the EPL title, currently leads the standings with 64 points, level with Liverpool but ahead on goal difference.

On the other hand, Man City, aiming for a fourth consecutive Premier League crown, trail behind in third place with 63 points.

Historically, the Gunners have struggled against City, losing 12 league matches in a row before finally securing a 1-0 victory at home in October, ending their long drought against Pep Guardiola's side.

For context, when facing City at the Etihad Stadium, the North London club's record is less favourable.

In their last five encounters at City's home ground, Guardiola's charges have dominated, winning all matches with an aggregate score of 14-1, per Sofascore.

Why Man City vs Arsenal will end in a draw

Despite City's home advantage, Sagna believes the match will ultimately end in a draw when asked to make his prediction.

“I can see Manchester City and Arsenal drawing at the Etihad," the 41-year-old told Paddy Power via Daily Post.

The former France international elaborated on why he believes the match will end in a draw, pointing out that the home team's tendency to adopt an ultra-attacking style leaves them exposed defensively.

This vulnerability could provide Arsenal with opportunities to exploit it, ultimately resulting in a balanced outcome.

“At home, Man City can be exposed because they attack so much and leave themselves open to the counterattack and we know how fast Arsenal’s players are.
“It’s a strength to attack so much because they can put any team under pressure, but Arsenal can also put pressure on teams, so I think it will be a draw.”

Man City receives injury update on star defender

Sports Brief also reported that England manager, Gareth Southgate, has provided an injury update on John Stones ahead of the upcoming Arsenal match.

Southgate mentioned that he is uncertain about the severity of the Manchester City defender's injury after he was taken off in the friendly with Belgium.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.