Most people believe that the winner in this highly anticipated clash between Manchester City and Arsenal will win the English Premier League title.
Arsenal have dropped points in 3 consecutive games, most recently in a 3-3 draw against bottom side Southampton.
They remain top of the table with 75 points, five more than second place Man City who are unbeaten in 16 games.
Arsenal have lost their last 11 games against City in the Premier League – their longest such streak against a single opponent in the competition.
City have won eight of their last nine games in the Premier League and are on a six-game winning streak in the competition at the moment.
Arsenal have been top of the EPL for months and the title seems to be slowly slipping away from their reach unless they can cause an upset here.
City still have a game in hand and a win here would put them on course for back to back league titles under Pep Guardiola.
The home team have played 12 games at the Etihad in 2023 and have won all 12 of them – scoring at least two goals in every game.
Arsenal officially remain the best-performing away side in the Premier League season with 36 points from 16 games on the road.
Will Man City’s imperail run of form continue here or can the Gunners cause an upset to keep their title hopes alive?
What time does Man City vs Arsenal start?
The game kicks off at 20:00pm BST at the Etihad Stadium.
Man City vs Arsenal team news
The hosts are definitely going to field their strongest XI with record-breaking Erling Haaland leading the attacking line.
Kevin De Bruyne will be the key man in midfield alongside Ilkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva.
Riyad Mahrez got a hat-trick in the FA Cup win against Sheffield and will start here with Jack Grealish on the opposite flank.
William Saliba remains sidelined for Arsenal, meaning Rob Holding will come into the defensive line-up.
Apart from that, no other change is expected from Mikel Arteta’s starting XI.
Man City vs Arsenal head to head
Arsenal have a good historical record against City and have won 98 out of the 207 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to their 64 victories.
Man City vs Arsenal current form
Neither side has lost in their last 5 games but Man City have 4 wins in that time, compared to Arsenal’s 2 victories.
Man City vs Arsenal prediction
This is the biggest game in the EPL this season and both teams are desperate to come out on top.
Both teams are tipped to score but with their current run of form, Man City are favourites to win.