Preview: Arsenal vs Manchester City

Thursday night football sees Arsenal take on Manchester City again, just four days after their Carabao Cup final humiliation at Wembley.

Manchester City are the vastly superior side, and they proved that on Sunday in the cup final, beating the gunners with absolute ease. A 3-0 domination.

The goals in the final came through City’s ‘spine’ players in Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva. It was warming to see Kompany overcome his injury problems, playing a huge part in the final. You could see how much the goal meant to him during his celebration.

Vincent Kompany celebrating his goal in the Carabao Cup final. (Credit: Mirror)

In an exclusive interview with talkSPORT, Kompany said that he wants to be remembered for more than just his injuries:

“What you saw was what I felt. I enjoy being part of this team and I hope until the last minute of my career I can enjoy it like I did in the final. It was an unbelievable experience.

“I hope I’ll be remembered for a lot more than my injuries over the years, but in many ways this season has been great, even for me.”

City will be hoping to inflict further pain on Arsenal at the Emirates on Thursday as they look to collect more points and edge closer to Premier League glory.

If Arsenal have serious ambition of taking something from the game then they have to increase their effort levels, because at times in the Carabao Cup final, it was quite simply embarrassing and an insult to their fans.

Ex Man United player and current Sky Sports Commentator, Gary Neville, was absolutely spot on with his judgement. He labelled both Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka spineless and a disgrace as they literally walked around the Wembley pitch.

I am predicting another win for Manchester City, however I do think they will concede this time around. Arsenal have to give their fans something in this game, but City are far superior going forward and in the middle of the park. 

Arsenal 1-2 Manchester City



3 thoughts on “Preview: Arsenal vs Manchester City

  1. I respect Kompany for his hard work in coming back. He could be that important piece for Belgium going into the World Cup. Their attack is scary, but a solid back line with De Bruyne and Witsel in front could be lights out efficient.


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