Arsenal v. Manchester City LiveBlog!By: Perry | September 23rd, 2012
Apologies for no preview for the match, but if you need any introduction to what this match means to us, look no further than the standings. It seems every match is like a must win these days, and this one is no exception. A win at the Middle Eastlands would put us back in 3rd in what could be a season long battle for the top 3. Not only could this win put us in 3rd, the massive additional boost of confidence could have many believing. With that said, I never said it would be easy. Beating City alone is a difficult task, defeating them at their home is even more difficult…it’s a modern day fortress. It looks to be that Nasri is out, but Aguero may make his first appearance since his season opening knee injuring. There is so much firepower on that damn team that our defenders will likely have to play absolutely perfect today for us to get the result we all want so badly. Although a loss wouldn’t be the end, it certainly will not help with another difficult match due next Saturday against Chelski.
Starting: Mannone; Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Diaby, Arteta; Ramsey, Cazorla, Podolski; Gervinho.
Subs: Martinez, Djourou, Santos, Coquelin, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud.
Have to say, not what I expected with Ramsey being inserted today, not a fan of this by any means. Nice to see Kos back. Apparently Verm is out with illness so another match for the BFG. Hopefully he can keep up with the pace of the City attackers. Arteta is captain today.
Prediction: Arsenal 2 – City 2
COME ON YOU GUNNERS!