Manchester City face Arsenal at Etihad Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 17. Here’s all the info you need to watch.
In one of the best games, the Premier League has to offer this weekend, Manchester City host Arsenal at Etihad Stadium on Saturday. The Citizens have got off to a very disappointing start to the season, picking up only four points in their first three games. Arsenal have continued their success from the end of last season. The Gunners have nine points in their first four games.
Manchester City settled for a draw against Leeds United in their final game before the international break. Through three games, City have conceded more goals than they have scored this season. Defending remains their Achilles heel. No matter how much money manager Pep Guardiola signs and who he plays at the back, they are still vulnerable to mistakes and giving up easy goals. If City are unable to solve their defensive woes, they will attempt to outscore their mistakes. That could be more challenging as the club is dealing with injuries to strikers Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus. The injuries will force Guardiola to play someone out of position or adjust his formation if either player is unable to play.
Arsenal appear to be heading in the right direction after finishing outside of the top four each of the past four seasons. The Gunners defeated Sheffield United 2-1 in their final game before the international break. Arsenal will get a boost in Saturday’s game as Thomas Partey is expected to make his Premier League debut. The Gunners activated the release clause in Partey’s contract with Atletico Madrid. The defensive midfielder will provide the Gunners with a player that will disrupt opposing teams’ attack and win back possess. Arsenal’s attack will be focused on getting the ball to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette in dangerous areas. The two strikers have combined for four goals this season.
The Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal will be broadcast on NBC. Live streaming is available on Peacock, which you can access with a subscription.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17
Start Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
Location: Manchester, England
Stadium: Etihad Stadium
TV info: NBC
Live Stream: Peacock
Arsenal knocked Manchester City out of the FA Cup last season. However, the Citizens won both Premier League matches last season.