For Arsenal and Manchester City this season is already a major disappointment. Again they are not title contenders and their participation in the Champions League is finished and that is a quite disappointing result and outcome for their fans.
Arsenal's elimination against Bayern was expected, but Manchester City's defeat against Monaco wasn't something that was expected neither from their fans or a majority of football experts.
This game is must win for both teams. Especially after Liverpool defeated Everton yesterday. Both teams want to save at least the Champions League spot and that is their goal because there is nothing else for them to hope for in English Premier League.
Pep Guardiola's team is currently in the fourth place with 57 points 7 more than Arsenal who is on the 6th place and also has one game less than the Citizens.
The club from London has severe problems, because besides the disappointing results the fans are demanding that Arsene Wenger leaves the club.
Currently, Arsenal officials didn't want to change Wenger but if this season ends in an unpleasant way, considering Arsenal and Champions League spot, the end of the French manager could be near.
His Spanish colleague on Manchester City bench didn't justify the enormous money invested in his team in the first season in Premier League. The plan was that winning both Premier League and Champions League are Manchester City's goals, but neither of that eventually came through.
In this game, we have two wounded lions, meeting at Emirates Stadium. Both teams have many tired players because of international duties and after two weeks of absence in a domestic competition, they both want to win.
Arsenal has two consecutive defeats and both games were played on the road and both of them were finished with the same result 1-3 for the opponents. On the other hand, Manchester City only got two points in the last two matches and both of them were played home.
Santi Cazorla and Yaya Sanogo are ruled out for these game in Arsenal. Also, a huge bust will be the absence of Petr Cech who picked up an injury against West Bromwich Albion. Mesut Ozil and striker Lucas Perez appear to have some minor injuries but their appearance in this match will be a game-time decision.
Considering Manchester City Gabriel Jesus is out of this game and Ilkay Gundogan, Pablo Zabaleta, and Bacary Sagna also have some minor problems but they are considered to be fit for this game. The major blow for them will be Kevin De Bruyne's absence. The Belgian mercurial midfielder is out of this game and this will be the main problem in the Citizens midfield.
In the first game of this season Manchester City defeated Arsenal wíth 2-1 and after this match, they have one more meeting. They will face each other in the semi-finals of FA Cup on 23rd of April.
We can expect a lot of goals in this match because both teams are playing offensively. Don't be surprised if we see four goals or more in this game and be sure that we will see a lot of nice moves and chances.
There is no favorite considering the final outcome, but if you want to place bets on this game do it on goals. As we said we expect a lot of goals, and 3 or more is a right bet for you and for you who like to play risky, 4 or more goals in this match is what you were looking for.