Arsenal v Man City Prediction, Preview & Odds – 2023 Community Shield
We have an Arsenal v Man City prediction and preview plus betting odds for you ahead of the season-opener in Wembley Stadium this Sunday.
Usually, the FA Community Shield is contested by the winners of the Premier League against the FA Cup holders, but as City won both of those competitions this couldn’t happen(as well as the Champions League, of course). Arsenal qualified for the season curtain raiser having been their closest challengers in the title race.
Arsenal v Manchester City Match Info
Venue: Wembley Stadium
When? 4.00 pm, Sunday 4th August
What Channel? ITV 1
Referee? Stuart Atwell
Arsenal vs Manchester City Odds
Arsenal – 16/5
Manchester City – 3/4
The Draw – 3/1
Manchester City are comfortable favourites at odds of 3/4 to continue their dominance from last season and win another trophy in the season-opener. Arsenal are a big 16/5 despite having recruited the likes of Rice and the draw can be currently gotten at 3/1.
Manchester City are 4/9 To Lift the Trophy while Arsenal are 17/10.
Preview– Arsenal vs Manchester City
Mikel Arteta deserves plaudits for the job he has done since becoming Arsenal job back in 2019 bringing the side from a fifth finish in 21/22 to a second-place finish and a title challenge for much of the 22/23 season.
However, Arsenal eventually fell away at the end of the season which could be attributed to the injury of William Saliba’s injury ultimately derailing their title challenge, suffering defeats to Brighton and Nottingham Forest and could be criticised for abandoning their campaigns in the other competitions to try and maintain their Premier League push.
In Pre-Season they had two wins, two draws and one defeat (to Manchester United).
A new-season beckons though and in the off-season Arsenal have gone big with their recruitment spending roughly £208.6 million (excluding undisclosed figures) on Kai Havertz, Jurrien Timber and Declan Rice. They will want to set down a marker on Sunday for the coming season.
Manchester City’s Form
City ended last season in exceptional form and looks like a force to be reckoned with for some time to come with no signs of them letting up! City stormed past Arsenal in the Premier League title race and made light work of Manchester United in the FA Cup before completing the historic treble by winning the Champions League Final against Inter Milan.
They looked completely unstoppable in the latter stages of 2022-23 and will be looking to set down their crusade on football again on Sunday. In Pre-Season they had two wins against Yokohama F Marinos 3-5 and Bayern Munch 1-2 before losing to Athletico Madrid 1-2. But there will be little cause for concern from Guardiola and Co.
Their squad is as strong as ever and despite the loss of Gundogan on a free transfer to Barcelona, but he was aptly replaced with their signing of Kovačić from Chelsea and with the likes of De Bruyne, Haaland and co remaining they will obviously be major players again.
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Arsenal vs Manchester City Lineups
Arsenal’s Predicted XI
Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Timber; Partey, Rice, Odegaard; Saka, Nketiah, Trossard.
Manchester City’s Predicted XI
Ederson; Akanji, Dias, Stones, Ake; Rodri, Bernardo, Kovacic; Foden, Haaland, Grealish.
Arsenal vs Manchester City Head-to-Head Results
Despite Arsenal’s form under Arteta, they have already been beaten by Manchester City three times in 2023 and Manchester City will fancy a four-in-a-row (won’t be their last of the season?)
26 April Premier League Manchester City 4 – 1 Arsenal
15 February Premier League Arsenal 1 – 3 Manchester City
27 January FA Cup Manchester City 1 – 0 Arsenal
The interesting one is they play again in the League in October where Manchester City could embarrass Arsenal and make it five defeats in 2023 for Arsenal at the hands of City showcasing complete and utter dominance.
City are evidently Arsenal’s biggest bogey team, and even last season when they were playing well Guardiola still very much had the number of his protégé Arteta. It would be huge for Arsenal to get a win in this one.
Arsenal vs Manchester City Prediction
Prediction: Arsenal 1-3 Manchester City
The season curtain-raiser, a nothing came in one sense, but on the other hand, neither team will want to lose early season bragging rights. I think Arsenal will be going into this one more focused but I can still see City winning with Haaland likely to score. There could be lots of goals though!
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