Manchester City’s season is in a weird place. They have all but secured Champions League placement, but will not win the title. The biggest development remaining in their season is the resolution of their Champions League ban. For now, they will focus on finishing this season as well as possible.
Arsenal’s season also hinges on City’s court hearing. Their best chance at getting into the Champions League is for the Citizens to be banned, opening up fifth place as a Champions League spot. Even then, it’s a long shot and will require them to finish strong.
Manchester City is fully healthy after the Pandemic stoppage, according to PremierInjuries.com. Pep Guardiola will have a full selection of players to pick from.
Calum Chambers, Lucas Torreira and Cedric Soares are all injury doubts for the Gunners, according to PremierInjuries.com.
Manchester City: Kevin de Bruyne
De Bruyne’s 17 assists leads the league and is three away from tying the Premier League record for most in a season. Add his eight goals and he has the most goal contributions in the Premier League. He won’t win player of the season because Liverpool are running away with the title, but he really has a case for being the best player in the league.
Arsenal: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Aubameyang is the one player in this Arsenal team currently at the level of Manchester City. He dragged the rest of the squad to the top half of the table. Aubameyang is the only reason Arsenal still has a hope of Champions League football and needs to continue performing to make that hope a reality.
Manchester City should have this match. Arsenal’s main hope is that the time off from the pandemic throws City off. That said, the Citizens should win this comfortably.
Prediction: 4-1 Manchester City