Manchester City’s wrecking ball has a pivotal role to play starting on Sunday

Manchester City’s wrecking ball, that is Erling Haaland, has a pivotal role to play as the world champions attempt to create history this campaign. With the business end of the season set to start against Arsenal on Sunday, it could be the perfect opportunity for Haaland to make his mark on this season.

Injuries have had an effect on Haaland’s impact this season. He missed two months of the campaign due to a foot injury through December and January. His spell on the sidelines has appeared to affect his rhythm, which is crucial to his game. Being a goal scorer, Manchester City’s wrecking ball relies on his goal sense and movement to create space for him to do what he does best. It is only natural that a two month injury lay off would affect this side of his game.

Despite his injury layoff, Haaland still tops the Manchester City scoring charts with 29 goals in 34 appearances this season. He is also the Premier League’s top scorer with 18 in the League this campaign. The Norwegian international has had a fine season by any metric despite missing a significant portion of due to injury.

But for Manchester City to defend the treble, they will need Erling Haaland firing during the business end of the season. His goals provide a lift for his team and the Manchester City fans when he scores at the Etihad. If Manchester City’s wrecking ball begins to fire at the rate City fans have become accustomed to, it could be a decisive factor in how City’s season pans out.

Sunday’s top of the Premier League table clash with Arsenal could be the perfect stage for Erling Haaland to fire. If he does, it could have a huge impact on how Manchester City’s chase for history pans out this season.

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