Michael Owen predicts Arsenal v Man City

Michael Owen looks ahead to Arsenal's clash with Man City in the Premier League on Sunday

Freddie Ljungberg
Freddie Ljungberg (Photo: Sky Sports)

Michael Owen has admitted that he cannot envisage Arsenal being able to stop Manchester City when they host the Citizen at The Emirates on Sunday afternoon.

The Gunners head into the game fresh from having sealed their first Premier League victory since October with a 3-1 win over West Ham United on Monday night.

Arsenal have struggled to find consistent form in the top flight all season and they are currently without a permanent manager after having sacked Unai Emery last month.

Freddie Ljungberg has taken temporary charge at The Emirates while the Gunners search for a long-term replacement for Emery.

The north London side have only won five Premier League games all season and they are set for a stern test when they welcome the defending champions to The Emirates.

Manchester City have struggled in recent weeks, with Pep Guardiola’s men having only won two of their last five games in the Premier League.

They suffered a 2-1 loss to Manchester United last time out, but former Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing the Sky Blues to have too much for Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.

Writing in his column for BetVictor, Owen said: “Arsenal picked up a valuable three points at the London Stadium on Monday, but I can’t see them stopping a City side who will still be smarting after their defeat in the Manchester derby at the weekend.

“City have won the last five games between the clubs since the FA Cup semi-final in April 2017 and scored 14 times in those victories.

“Despite that win at West Ham earlier in the week, I remain unconvinced that Arsenal can live with Pep Guardiola’s side although they do, of course, have some excellent attacking options.”

Arsenal are looking to try and break back into the top four this season but they are currently down in ninth place in the Premier League table.

They have not won the Premier League since the 2003-04 season.

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