Manchester City – Arsenal 18th January 2015

The Manchester City’s forwards have recovered from injuries

Last week the MC made a misfire and played a draw with the weak Everton (1: 1). In such a way, the team of Manchester let the leading Cehlsea off 2 points. Now the side of Manuel Pellegrini have 47 points after 21 games. Southampton, have 39 points and take the 3rd position. As you can be seen, Manchester City feels confident on the 2nd position, while actively fighting imposes team from London.

Good news for Man City came from their hospital: their forwards Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko have recovered from the injuries. By the way it’s an amplification of the attack: the Argentinian has scored 14 goals in 15 matches while Dzeko has scored twice in 11 matches.

Just recently, the “citizens” have signed the Swansea forward Wilfried Bony, who have scored 9 goals in 20 Premier League matches. Now, however, the Ivorian is in his national team and is preparing for the upcoming African Cup of Nations. The transfer cost 28 million pounds.

Can recovered Ozil give impetus to the attack?

Last match the Gunners had no problems with Stoke City (3:0). All the goals were the result of Alexis Sanchez’s actions: His double and an assist. To tell the truth, the Chilean is the main strike force of the Arsene Wenger’s side.

The victory allowed Arsenal to gain 36 points and climb to 5th place. The 4th Manchester United have only one point more (37), and the third Southampton have 39.

In the above-mentioned match Arsenal’s defender Mathieu Debuchy was injured: he was diagnosed a dislocated shoulder. The French will definitely not play in the fixture. In general, there are many injured players among the Gunners. And this trend is repeated from year to year. According to statistics, in 10 seasons out of the last 11 Arsenal has had the highest number of injured. This year alone, 25 players has been in the hospital, no other team in the league has such figures.

Mesut Ozil has finally recovered from the bad injury. He has trained with the team. It is known that he will be able to play in the next match. However, Arsene Wenger has not yet announced if the German comes on the field.

Individual games

This season the teams have met twice: in August in the final of the Super Bowl Arsenal won an overwhelming victory 3:0. A month later, there was a draw 2:2 on the Emirates.