Man City vs Arsenal: Cesc Fabregas Predicts Winner of Etihad Stadium Showdown

Man City vs Arsenal: Cesc Fabregas Predicts Winner of Etihad Stadium Showdown

Fred Kennedy
updated at March 29, 2024 at 12:58 PM
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  • Arsenal are scheduled to face Man City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday
  • The high-stakes tie will see both teams keen to secure a statement win
  • Only one point separates the two teams ahead of the weekend cracker

Arsenal legend, Cesc Fabregas, has predicted who will win the much-anticipated Premier League clash between his former side and Manchester City.

The two English giants will lock horns at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, March 31.

The match comes at a time when the title race is hotting up, with only one point separating the Gunners at the top and third-placed City.

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, looks on during a past Premier League match at Emirates Stadium. His team faces Manchester City this weekend.
Mikel Arteta looks on during a past Premier League match at Emirates Stadium. Photo by Julian Finney.
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With only 10 games left to end the season, the Sunday cracker has been touted as a possible title decider, with the winner of the tie expected to have a significant edge in the title race.

According to Metro UK, Arsenal's title credentials were called into question after a severe dip in results during the winter period.

However, Mikel Arteta’s men have recovered in recent weeks and will be eyeing a statement result during their crucial trip to the Etihad.

Fabregas predicts Man City vs Arsenal cracker

Fabregas, a Premier League legend who turned out for both Arsenal and Chelsea, has now predicted how things could pan out at the blue side of Manchester.

Previewing the clash on the Planet Premier League podcast, the Spaniard backed the Gunners to see off the reigning champions away from home.

"I think Arsenal have grown so much in the last year with these new two or three additions… they look more solid, they look more mature, their ability to counter-attack, to keep the ball, to defend high, to defend deep. They control a lot of variants now and they are a very, very complete team."

Fabregas believes the game will also be fascinating due to the two teams' familiarity.

"[Arsenal] know what it takes to beat Man City because they have done that already... and, definitely, it will be a big challenge for Arsenal, especially to see where they are at this point," he added.

The Gunners will want to maintain their edge, sitting ahead of Liverpool on points difference as the race comes down to three teams.

What Arsenal must do to win EPL

Earlier, Sports Brief also reported on Gary Neville explaining what Arsenal must do to win the Premier League title this season.

The Gunners have never lifted the domestic crown for two decades and bottled perhaps their biggest opportunity last year.

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