Arsenal visit Manchester City and Brighton host Watford this weekend

Arsenal visit Manchester City and Brighton host Watford this weekend

Manchester City v Arsenal

Arsenal fans may do best to watch their team’s match against Manchester City on Sunday from behind their sofa or through their hands.

Arsenal have not won away against a top-six side since January 2015 and were thrashed 5-1 by Liverpool at Anfield in December. Unai Emery’s side are struggling defensively, with Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin and Sokratis ruled out with injury, while there are doubts surrounding the fitness of Laurent Koscielny and Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

Only Fulham, Cardiff, Burnley and Bournemouth have conceded more goals away from home than Arsenal. Manchester City will look to bounce back after a disappointing midweek defeat by Newcastle and their home goalscoring record should strike fear into Arsenal’s back line.

Pep Guardiola has seen his side score in the first half of 29 of their 32 matches domestically this season and have scored before half-time in all 16 domestic home games. They are a best-priced 1-3 to beat Arsenal, but there could be a shade more value in backing them to win both halves at 13-8.

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