Match start: 17:00 (GMT+1)
Longstanding patience, hopes and what is more important – the faith of the gunners’ fans into the renewal of once the greatest EPL football clubs have come to the logical end.
For comparison! In May 2013 after the finishing of 27 years long legendary career of the MU head coach Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson, the French coach of Arsenal Arsène Wenger became the main old timer (since 1996) of the EPL.
The problem is that the Mancunian was greeted with great honors by the whole football world. And prescheduled retirement party of 67years old Wenger looks like something absolutely different.
«ARSENE WENGER OUT»
Precisely this or similar to this slogans can be seen at almost all matches of Arsenal. And thousands of fans are demanding from the club authorities to dismiss the three time triumphator of EPL (1998, 2002, 2004).
Nobody believes any more into sweet fairy tales and promises of former glory and new champions titles of Arsenal. But several seasons in the past the football team in April was every time in big Champions League quartet and now after the humiliating loss to Bayern Munich with the total score 2:10 and 4 defeats out of 5 last EPL matches the gunners are taking only the 6th line with 6 points lag.
Chelsea (69 (28), Tottenham (59 (28), Manchester City – 57 (28), Liverpool – 56 (29), MU – 52 (27), Arsenal - 50 (27).
Forthcoming match with citizens
So, what’s going on? The first time since 1997 Arsenal can be left without a berth into the Champions League. It is obvious that now the top stars of gunners are actively negotiating with top football clubs. For example, Alexis Sánchеz doesn’t hide his intentions to play for Chelsea and the World Champion Mesut Özil after his wedding with Miss Turkey is going to move from London to Paris.
The fans are really not very excited about the forthcoming match with the team of Josep Guardiola.
City came to London without injured İlkay Gündoğan but citizens are used to his 3 months absence. Guardiola will play (4-1-4-1) with the only deep-lying playmakerYaya Touré and doubled center with Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva.
But the main loss of the hosts is injured goalkeeper Petr Čech and without him the defense of Arsenal is vulnerable.
Arsenal – 3,00, draw – 3,75, Manchester City – 2,40:
Our tip: Manchester City to win with handicap (0) - odds 1,73 SBOBET