English Premier League leaders Arsenal are all set for their last 16 away first leg in the Europa League against Sporting Lisbon.

The biggest game in the English Premier League is set for this Wednesday as leaders Arsenal host champions Manchester City.

What makes this game even more special is the fact that the winner of the game will maintain bragging rights of being top of the table going into the weekend.

The Gunners are currently at the top of the standings with 51 points, three more than second place City.

If Man City win this game, they go level on points with Arsenal but will be first due to the fact that they boast a better goal difference.

Arsenal are desperate to bounce back to winning ways after a disappointing 1-1 draw against Brentford made it three games without victory.

Man City on the other hand are coming off a comfortable 3-1 win against Aston Villa to boost their confidence after losing to Tottenham.

Mikel Arteta will welcome his former master in Pep Guardiola to the Emirates as they seek revenge for the 1-0 defeat that knocked them out of the FA Cup.

It will be a tough test as Arsenal have failed to win each of their last 13 Premier League meetings with City and have lost all of their last 10.

Man City are the only team Arteta has failed to defeat in the Premier League – they have played five league games against the Cityzens under his tutelage.

City’s form on the road this season has been far from convincing, winning only six of their 14 away games in all tournaments.

Can the Gunners finally get one over their opponents and win to remain at the top of the EPL?

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What time does Arsenal vs Man City start?

The game kicks off at 10:30pm Kenyan time at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal vs Man City team news

This will be the seventh straight game that Arteta chooses to to go with the same starting XI, with no changes expected.

Eddie Nketiah has not scored in his last 4 games and there will be pressure on the young forward to get something in this game.

As for the visitors, Phil Foden came off the bench in the last game and could be handed a start here as Ilkay Gundogan is poised to retain his starting role.

Erling Haaland will continue to lead the attacking line and after great performance at the weekend, Algerian Riyad Mahrez will also start.

Ruben Dias and Aymeric Laporte will form a defensive partnership to protect Ederson in the City goal.

Arsenal vs Man City head to head

Arsenal have an impressive record against their opponents and have won 98 out of the 206 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Manchester City’s 63 victories.

The remaining 45 have resulted in a draw.

Arsenal vs Man City current form

The home team have won twice, lost twice and drawn once in their recent run of five matches while City have won 4 games and lost just once in that run.

Arsenal vs Man City prediction

With the pressure on both teams to get something out of this game at the risk of taking or retaining charge of the EPL standings, not many goals are expected.

A draw could be the most likely outcome.

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