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Super Sunday plays host to a potential early-season six-pointer at the Emirates as defending champions Manchester City visit last season’s runners-up Arsenal, with that one of four Premier League games scheduled.
With such a pivotal clash taking us into next week’s international break, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know ahead of the game, along with a massive 50/1 Ultimate Bet Builder.
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Arsenal vs Manchester City – The state of play
Manchester City dropped their first points of the season last weekend in a shock defeat at Wolves but they remain in the driving seat. They are second in the table with a game in hand on top-spot holders Tottenham. Prior to that defeat, they had won six successive league games and come into this game having scored 17 goals and conceded five.
Arsenal aren’t far behind, sitting a point adrift of their opponents and holding one of the two current unbeaten records in the Premier League this season. They have scored 15 and conceded six, although they did suffer defeat in the Champions League in midweek.
Arsenal vs Manchester City – Team news
Summer signing Jurrien Timber will miss most – if not all – of the season for Arsenal but Mikel Arteta will hope to have two important players back to full fitness. Bukayo Saka is likely to be risked even if he is carrying a slight knock, although fellow doubt Gabriel Martinelli could be rested in favour of Leandro Trossard.
Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne remains on the sidelines for Manchester City, but they have no fresh injury concerns to deal with. Key midfielder Rodri is still suspended, though, and that could prove pivotal. The Cityzens’ win percentage drops from 74% to 63% when Rodri doesn’t feature.
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Bukayo Saka to score or assist at 13/8
Bukayo Saka, like last season, has been Arsenal’s golden boy so far this term with ten goal contributions in ten competitive outings so far.
He has had a hand in at least one goal in nine of these ten games, including an assist against Manchester City in the Community Shield, while he has scored in two of his last three Premier League meetings with Manchester City.
Julian Alvarez to score or assist at 6/4
Julian Alvarez has forced his way into the Manchester City starting lineup this season and is certainly making the most of the opportunity.
He scored and assisted in Manchester City’s win over RB Leipzig in midweek and has six goals and four assists in 12 appearances. The young Argentina international has had a hand in a goal in five of his last seven outings, including a goal at Wolves in his last Premier League appearance.
Martin Odegaard to have 1+ shots on target at 10/11
Martin Odegaard has had more shots on target (8) than any other Arsenal player this season and he has tested the keeper 11 times across all competitions for the Gunners.
The Arsenal skipper has had at least one shot on target in six of his last nine outings and nine of his 11 shots on target have come at the Emirates, with at least one hitting the target in each of his last four at home.
Kai Havertz to be shown a card at 16/5
Summer-signing Kai Havertz has picked up three Premier League bookings in seven appearances this season and has been yellow carded in each of his last two outings.
He was also booked in the Community Shield against Manchester City on his debut and has committed more fouls (11) than any other Arsenal player this term.
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