Guardiola’s side to breeze past toothless Gunners
The Gunners were beaten by newly-promoted Brentford on the opening night of the campaign and then found themselves outclassed by Chelsea at the Emirates last Sunday.
A visit to the champions looks like another tough task but Mikel Arteta’s side can at least be bouyed by a 6-0 thumping of a young West Brom side in the Carabao Cup in midweek.
City have already come unstuck against north London opposition once this season, losing 1-0 at Tottenham in their opener, but they responded by hammering Norwich last weekend.
Arsenal were without a host of first-team players for the defeat by Chelsea but should be back closer to full-strength this weekend. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could make his first league start of the season after his hat-trick at the Hawthorns in midweek, while Martin Odegaard is also available after making his first appearance since signing on a permanent transfer from Real Madrid in the same game.
Alexandre Lacazette also came off the bench to score against the Baggies, while Arsenal will check on Bukayo Saka after he took a knock to the knee.
City remain without Phil Foden, while John Stones is still working his way back to full fitness and Kevin de Bruyne remains a doubt.It almost feels as if Arsenal’s season will not get going until after the international break and it is difficult to see them upsetting the champions on their own patch.
How ever Manchester City are the favourites to take three point at the Etihad stadium on Saturday match with Odds of 1.25 and over 2.5 goals in the match at 1.57
With home advantage on their side, oddsonafrica predicts that Manchester City will have over 1.5 goal and both team to score.
Betting odds and tips
Man City wins: 1.25