Manchester City and Arsenal will be up against each other on Sunday as both clubs continue in their respective missions for the season.
The Etihad outfits are chasing after the Premier League’s ultimate prize — the League trophy, while, the Gunners want a return to Champions League competition next season after failing to qualify for two previous editions.
Pep Guardiola has called on his men to put up a match-winning performance against Unai Emery’s side on Sunday in order to remain in contention for the Premier League title.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery is equally talking tough ahead of the crunch tie. The former Sevilla manager charged his players to pick maximum points against the Citizens to boost their chances of finishing among the top-four clubs by the end of the season.
If any of the Premier League giants must emerge victorious on Sunday, they will need rely on their in-form strikers. We shall be listing two Manchester City players whose performance will determine the outcome of the upcoming mouthwatering encounter:
Kevin De Bruyne
The Belgian has been City’s most influential midfielder since Guardiola took over from Manuel Pellegrini three sessions ago.
The Belgian’s trademark passes is second to none in the country. His eagle-eye passes and impressive off-the-ball movements can only be compared to former Barcelona legends Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta.
During City’s tittle-wining campaign in 2017-18 season, the former Chelsea and Wolfsburg playmaker assisted more goals than any other player in the League.
He has scored four goals in all competitions so far this season despite battling series of injuries. The home side will rely sorely on his creativity to provide more goalscoring chances during the game.
The youngster is in rich vein of form and his teammates will hope he continue his recent goalscoring streak.
The 21-year-old scored six goals in his last four matches for the Manchester club in all competitions.
He couldn’t find the back of the net in their shock 2-1 defeat to Newcastle on Tuesday but he is more than ready to help the team return to winning ways as soon as possible.
As much as Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling are important part of the team, the Brazilian forward is one player the Gunners must monitor throughout the game due to his ability to pull the trigger at any time.