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Man City vs Arsenal LIVE: Score and goal updates from Premier League clash Bukayo Saka and Kevin De Bruyne start


Arsenal will ensure Man City ‘perform at our best’ – Guardiola

Manchester City host Arsenal in a Premier League showdown that has major implications for the destiny of this season’s title.

City and Arsenal are locked in a titanic battle with Liverpool to be champions in what is shaping up to the be one of the great title races, and this is the last match between of the three protagonists.

It sees Mikel Arteta come up against the manager who taught him so much during his time coaching at City before leaving for the Arsenal job. Arteta has transformed the Gunners into contenders and a run of eight wins in a row propelled them to the top of the table.

But City have beaten Arsenal at home for the past eight years in a row, and a ninth successive victory at the Etihad would be a major blow to Arteta’s dream of bringing a first league crown to north London for two decades.

Follow all the action from Manchester City vs Arsenal below, and get the latest tips, betting odds and free bets here.

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Managers speak to Sky

Both Arteta and Guardiola spoke to Sky in the lead up to kick-off.

The Gunners’ coach says his team “need to step up”.

“It’s another game. We know the opponent we are facing. The best way to do it is to believe you can do it.”

Guardiola told the cameras that City “believe who we are”.

“We arrive in the last periods of the season when we have 10 games left. It’s nearly the end.

“Me as a manager knowing these players for many, many years – never ever are we going to doubt for one second what they are capable of.”

Chris Wilson31 March 2024 16:24

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Chris Wilson31 March 2024 16:20

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Manchester City vs Arsenal LIVE

So Liverpool’s win against Brighton has taken them to the top of the table on 67 points.

The late kick-off begins with Arsenal in second place on 64 points, and City in third on 63 points. Arsenal have the best goal difference – 46 compared to Liverpool’s 40 and City’s 35.

Chris Wilson31 March 2024 16:15

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Is Manchester City vs Arsenal on TV?

A final reminder of how you can watch today’s game. We’re around 20 minutes away from kick-off.

The match will kick-off at 4:30pm BST at the Etihad Stadium.

It will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage following Liverpool’s clash with Brighton in what is another key clash in the title race.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

If you’re travelling abroad and want to watch major sporting events, you might need a VPN to unblock your streaming app. Our VPN round-up is here to help and includes deals on VPNs in the market. Viewers using a VPN need to make sure that they comply with any local regulations where they are, and also with the terms of their service provider.

Chris Wilson31 March 2024 16:10

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Why Arsenal are finally ready to beat Man City and conquer their house of horrors

To be the best, you have to beat the best. It is a familiar theory. It appears to be underpinning Arsenal’s planning, their strategy for the season. Or, even when the best are unbeatable, at least draw 1-1 with them.

The fact Arsenal topped the table for 248 days has been relegated to a subplot in last season’s tale of Manchester City’s treble. It did not have the inevitability sometimes attributed, but City retained the status of title favourites for virtually all of those 248 days. The two most significant came against Arsenal: 3-1 and 4-1 victories were emphatic, a brilliantly brutal illustration of the destructive gifts of Erling Haaland and, still more so, Kevin de Bruyne, whose 167 minutes against the Gunners produced three goals and two assists.

And take those two results away and Arsenal got 84 points and City 83. It isn’t as simple as that, Pep Guardiola’s team dropping five points after the title was won, three of them with a second-string side. The eventual standings could nevertheless be used to argue that Arsenal were better at beating the rest.

Chris Wilson31 March 2024 16:00

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Liverpool vs Brighton LIVE

The day’s other game is approaching the final whistle, with Liverpool 2-1 up and heading to the top of the table.

They’re into the last few kminutes of added time there.

Chris Wilson31 March 2024 15:53

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Arsenal team news

Arsenal make only one change from their recent win against Porto in the Champions League on 12 March, as Gabriel Jesus replaces Leandro Trossard up front.

Gunners fans will be pleased to see both Bukayo Saka and Gabriel starting, though fellow Brazilian Gabriel Martinelli is only fit enough to make the bench.

Chris Wilson31 March 2024 15:43

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Man City team news

So the home side make two changes from their FA Cup win over Newcastle. Kyle Walker, who was injured on England duty, is replaced by Nathan Ake, and Kevin de Bruyne comes in for fellow countryman Jeremy Doku.

John Stones, who was injured in England’s second game of the international break, is fit enough to make the bench, while Ederson remains out altogether.

Chris Wilson31 March 2024 15:39

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Line-ups announced

And we have the official line-ups!

MANCHESTER CITY XI: Ortega; Akanji, Dias, Ake, Gvardiol; Rodri, Kovacic; Foden, De Bruyne, Silva; Halaand.

SUBS: Carson, Stones, Grealish, Doku, Alvarez, Gomez, Nunez, Bobb, Lewis.

ARSENAL XI: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior; Odegaard, Jorginho, Rice; Saka, Jesus, Havertz.

SUBS: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, Zinchenko, Partey, Vieira, Smith-Rowe, Trossard, Martinelli, Nketiah.

Chris Wilson31 March 2024 15:33

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Team news

Official confirmation of the squads and line-ups is imminent.

Chris Wilson31 March 2024 15:26



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