Opta Stats: Manchester City v Arsenal

Can the returning Sergio Aguero inspire Manchester City to victory over Arsenal?
Can the returning Sergio Aguero inspire Manchester City to victory over Arsenal?

Two of the Premier League titans clash when Manchester City face Arsenal. Opta are on hand with the vital statistics.

"Arsenal’s away form this season is patchy with four wins, four defeats and three draws in their 11 Premier League road trips."

The draw is 4.1.

The last seven Barclays Premier League games between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium have seen 28 goals scored. Over 3.5 goals is 6/42.46.

Alexis Sanchez has been involved in more goals (19 - 12 goals and seven assists) than any other player in the Premier League this season. Sanchez is 2.75 to score.

There have been six red cards in the last nine Premier League matches between these two sides. The odds of a player being sent off are likely to be 3/14.0.

Arsenal's away form this season is patchy with four wins, four defeats and three draws in their 11 Premier League road trips. The draw is 4.1.

In contrast, City's home form under Manuel Pellegrini has been impressive with 25 wins from 29 Premier League games under his stewardship at the Etihad Stadium (W25 D2 L2). They are 4/51.82 to win.

Arsenal are the only team to score three goals at the Etihad in a Premier League game during Manuel Pellegrini's reign - but this was in a 3-6 defeat. Over 4.5 goals is 7/24.5.

Only Chelsea (11) have won more Premier League games away at Manchester City than Arsenal (10). The Gunners are 7/24.7 to win.

Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 12 Premier League matches (W9 D3 L0). City are 2/13.0 to win half-time/full-time.

Only West Ham (14) have scored more headed goals than the Gunners this season (8). Olivier Giroud is 9/43.25 to score.

Manchester City have conceded at least two goals in each of their last two Premier League home games.
They haven't shipped two or more goals in three consecutive home Premier League games since October 2002. Over 2.5 goals is 8/131.6.

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