Arsenal vs. Manchester City

The weekend’s Premier League action concludes at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal welcome Champions Manchester City. The hosts have drawn their last two games, most recently being held by Swansea City in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday.

Oliver Giroud suffered a cut knee at the weekend, and is likely to miss out however midfielder Abou Diaby could return after being side-lined for three months with a thigh injury.

The January transfer window has created plenty of Arsenal transfer news, most notably surrounding their young English winger. Theo Walcott has fourteen for the season and is 7.5 (13/2) with Paddy Power to add to that tally with the first goal of the game, while he is at exactly the same odds to be leaving the club before the transfer window slams shut at the end of January.

The Gunners are available at 2.7 (17/10) to get the victory with City 2.88 (15/8) with Bet Victor, and the draw 3.5 (5/2) with the same firm.

The visitors go in to the game having convincingly beaten Watford in their FA Cup tie on Saturday, and could be as much as ten points behind neighbours Manchester United depending on the result in the day’s early lick-off.

Sergio Aguero will miss the game with a knee injury and Samir Nasri is suspended, though Aleksandar Kolarov is available after being side-lined with a groin injury. Brothers Yaya and Kolo Toure are away at the Africa Cup of Nations.  Carlos Tevez is set to lead the line, and is 7.0 (6/1) with Stan James to open the scoring, with Edin Dzeko an 8.0 (7/1) shot with the same firm.

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