3 reasons why Arsenal will beat Manchester City on league restart

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Unpopular opinion: Arsenal has what it takes to beat Manchester City.

Ah, who remembers Premier League football? I certainly do, although it feels like it’s been years since I’ve watched Arsenal let me down. While that was meant to be an over-exaggeration of the whole Coronavirus situation, in case you didn’t get it, Arsenal has rarely disappointed since Mikel Arteta took charge.

In fact, the only time I can recall is the loss against Olympiacos, but everybody’s allowed one mistake. He will be hoping to make amends against his former club Manchester City, and I’m backing him all the way. Here are 3 reasons why…

3. We’re on a better run of form

While form can easily change in the Premier League, especially with the recent break, it’s important to consider the form that both sides were showing before the break. Manchester City was not quite themselves, but Arsenal was on top of their game.

Arsenal was on an unbeaten run in the Premier League, not losing in their last five games. City, on the other hand, had lost two games of their last five. That said, they will have been hard in training but they’ll still have the knock-in confidence at the back of their minds, as well as the distraction of the lockdown rules.

Mikel Arteta should look to capitalise on this form, as he will be constantly reminding his players that they must keep up their unbeaten run, an area of football which is always important to players.