Arsenal face a trip to Manchester City at City of Manchester Stadium on Thursday evening, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 34 of the 82 previous games, with the hosts winning just 27.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2004, with Arsenal inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Sky Blues in a League Cup match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sat 22 Oct||Arsenal||1 - 0||Man City||PREM|
|2004/2005||Tue 04 Jan||Arsenal||1 - 1||Man City||PREM|
|2004/2005||Wed 27 Oct||Man City||1 - 2||Arsenal||LGEC|
|2004/2005||Sat 25 Sep||Man City||0 - 1||Arsenal||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sun 01 Feb||Arsenal||2 - 1||Man City||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sun 31 Aug||Man City||1 - 2||Arsenal||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 22 Feb||Man City||1 - 5||Arsenal||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Manchester City's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. The Sky Blues's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
Arsenal's away form is none too clever either, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Gunners, and 2 goals against.
Man City find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 43 points from their 36 matches. Arsenal find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 61 points they have accumulated from 36 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Arsenal are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win
|Man City||Been beaten in each of their previous 4 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 12 .
|Arsenal||Undefeated in last 3 away games.|
7 games since last defeat.