A hostile Etihad Stadium and a hungry Manchester City await Arsenal on Sunday

A hostile Etihad Stadium and a determined Manchester City await Arsenal this Sunday. Sunday’s critical Premier League fixture could have huge ramifications on this season’s title race, and the champions will be holding that the Etihad Stadium continues to be a fortress against Mikel Arteta’s side.

The clash between Manchester City and Arsenal will see first and third in the Premier League battle it out. A point separates the two sides with Liverpool sitting second on goal difference behind Arsenal. What is in Manchester City’s advantage is that the game is being played at home. The treble winners are currently on a 38-game unbeaten run at the Etihad Stadium in all competitions. Their last defeat at home was way back in November 2022. They have made the Etihad a feared venue for visiting teams.

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Manchester City will also be determined to pick up all three points. Typically, Pep Guardiola’s side are at their best at this stage of the season. They will be hoping to begin another surge to a fourth consecutive Premier League title by overcoming Arsenal on Sunday. Mikel Arteta’s side will be no pushover as they hope to go one better than last season and claim the Premier League title this campaign. If City are to pick up a precious three points, they will have to be at their exhilarating best on Sunday.

Speaking with mancity.com Jack Grealish is looking forward to the game. He spoke of how intimidating the Etihad Stadium can be for visiting sides. The England international said: “We have to win as are behind them at the moment. We know it is going to be a tough game, but I just feel that when teams come to the Etihad, I feel like we always make it difficult for them. I don’t think we’ve lost at the Etihad for about 16 months or something. It is a game that we are looking forward to and you want to play in. I am looking forward to it.”

A massive occasion awaits on Sunday. Backed by their passionate home support, the world champions will be hoping to pick a critical three points against Arsenal.

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