Ray Parlour states his prediction for Man City v Arsenal

The former Arsenal midfielder is optimistic that Arsene Wenger's men can sneak to a close-fought win

Ray Parlour believes Arsenal could sneak to a Premier League victory over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Gunners will be looking to make a swift return to winning ways in the Premier League after Arsenal suffered a surprise 2-1 loss to Everton at Goodison Park on Tuesday night.

Seamus Coleman cancelled out Alexis Sanchez’s first-half opener before Wales international Ashley Williams headed a winner in the closing minutes of the Premier League clash.

The north London outfit will make the trip to title rivals Manchester City after Pep Guardiola’s side were 2-0 winners against Watford at the Etihad Stadium mid-week.

Wenger’s side have only lost to title rivals Liverpool and Merseyside outfit Everton in the Premier League in the 2016-17 season so far.

Speaking to the Alan Brazil Up Front podcast, former Arsenal midfielder Parlour tipped Arsene Wenger’s men to sneak to victory.

“I’ve gone 1-1. I’ve sat on the fence for this one. I wouldn’t be surprised if Arsenal won. I was tempted to go for an Arsenal win because if they’re going to be in title contention this season, that’s when you have to have a bit of bottle and come back after a defeat,” Parlour said.

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Arsenal finished in second place in the Premier League table last season and 10 points behind defending champions Leicester City.

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