·15 February 2023
·15 February 2023
The two sides duked it out on Wednesday night with City coming out on top thanks to goals from Kevin De Bruyne, Erling Haaland and Jack Grealish.
The 3-1 saw City go ahead of Arsenal at the top of the Premier League table on goal difference, but Gunners fans will take some solace in the fact that they have a game in hand over their title rivals.
Arsenal have bounced back from the disappointment of missing out on Champions League football at the back end of the last campaign to launch their first genuine title challenge since 2015/16.
Arsenal have played a game fewer than Manchester City so far this season, meaning they have an extra match to make up.
Gunners fans will hope an upcoming run of games against Leicester, Bournemouth and Fulham yields nine points. The next blockbuster game is against struggling Liverpool in April before an away London derby at West Ham.
Games against Chelsea and Newcastle fall late in the fixture list for the north London side before they finish the season with clashes against Nottingham Forest and Wolves. They also have commitments in the Europa League, though their last 16 opponents are yet to be confirmed.
Their upcoming run is filled with games the Citizens have classically won without too much effort in the past, though the imminent trip to Newcastle will be one of their hardest games this year.
Pep Guardiola's side also face relegation candidates Southampton, Leeds and Everton before their final two games against Manchester City and Brentford.
Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Arsenal needed to postponed their previously scheduled clash with City in mid September to allow them to play their Europa League fixture against PSV Eindhoven.
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