Premier League: Five most memorable Arsenal vs Manchester City clashes over the years

By: Sports Desk |

Updated: June 3, 2020 2:57:59 pm

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The 2019-20 Premier League season is all set to resume behind closed doors from 17 June, provided all necessary safety requirements are met within the stadiums. The provisional schedule released by the Premier League lists Aston Villa vs Sheffield United and Arsenal vs Manchester City among the first games to take place since these teams have currently played only 28 games while others have all played 29 games each.

Arsenal’s clash with Manchester City, originally scheduled for 12 March was postponed due to Manchester City’s involvement in the Carabao Cup. Although Arsenal has traditionally had strong rivalries with clubs like Tottenham Hotspurs, Chelsea FC and Manchester United, City’s rise to the top in the last decade has led to significant interest in this fixture. What makes it particularly intriguing this time around is the battle on the managerial front, between City’s Pep Guardiola and his disciple, Mikel Arteta, who is now managing Arsenal. As fans buckle up for this exciting clash, here is a look back at some of the most thrilling Arsenal-Manchester City matches-

Manchester City (6-3) Arsenal, Premier League, December 2013

Pellegrini’s City thrashed then league-leaders Arsenal in an emphatic display of skill and precision at the Etihad during the 2013-14 season. The nine-goal thriller witnessed goals form six different City players, while Theo Walcott’s brace and Per Mertesacker’s late goal brought down the margin of defeat for Arsenal. The match is particularly special because other than being one of Arsenal’s worst defeats against City, it acted as a statement against all other teams that City meant business. This clash is also seen as a catalyst for City’s eventual successful run to the 2013-14 championship.