The final game of the Premier League weekend is the biggest on paper, with many neutrals looking forward to seeing whether an in-form Arsenal side can go and win at Eastlands – just as they managed to do last season.
The Gunners were helped by an early City sending off in that particular game and they will find Samir Nasri in the opposition camp rather than helping them try to get back into the title race. Even so, this could potentially act as motivation for a team who have been improving steadily since a poor start to the campaign.
Arsene Wenger has seen his team reach 5th place in the table and the gap between them and City will be reduced to six points with an away win. Paddy Power (£100 free bets) are happy to take on the visitors with a 9/2 quote and we should remember that nobody has lived with Roberto Mancini’s men at Eastlands.
Seven wins from seven meant that City’s slip-up at Chelsea on Monday night doesn’t prevent them from holding court at the top of the Premier League and they probably should have won at Stamford Bridge with the referee strangely refusing to award a penalty with the team leading 1-0.
Perhaps the 7/10 about Manchester City winning this match is looking a gift horse in the mouth with bet365 (£200 free betting) likely to be filled in at those prices. Sergio Aguero and Mario Balotelli should cause plenty of problems for the Arsenal defence, even if the latter was in the headlines this week for fighting with team-mate Micah Richards.