Fantasy Football: EPL Week 17 – Arsenal vs City Preview

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FOOTBALL-EPL-ARSENAL vs CITY

Interim Arsenal manager Freddie Ljungberg faces a big test of his credentials when he faces Manchester City in the English Premier League. Both sides are in dire need of desperation, which makes this a great spectacle.

Arsenal start this round ninth in the table with 22 points. City are third with 32 points. With Liverpool already 14 points ahead in the first place, City can’t afford to drop more points. Arsenal, on the other hand, are struggling to stay in touch with the top-four.

Arsenal Preview

The Gunners have won just one of Ljungberg’s four matches in charge. That win came in their latest Premier League match. However, that remains Arsenal’s only win in eight league games. With no clean sheets in eight matches, Arsenal look set for another tough encounter.

Nicolas Pepe came into form over the last couple of matches. That makes him a good pick for your side. Similarly, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been Arsenal’s talisman through the series and looks like a good choice. Gabriel Martinelli has eight goals in all competitions for Arsenal. Another possible smart pick.

Manchester City Preview

A loss to fierce rivals United in their last match puts question marks over City’s chances. Manager Pep Guardiola continues to struggle with his defensive options. The Champions have no clean sheets in six Premier League matches.

On that note, selecting a City defender is fraught with risk. Fernandinho should be a good choice, and so is playmaker Kevin de Bruyne. Gabriel Jesus seems to have reworked his game and could be a good surprise choice. Raheem Sterling remains an ever-green choice on the flanks to bring goals.

Fantasy Players to Watch

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has delivered 101 fantasy points so far this season. That is the joint-third best by any player across clubs.

Kevin de Bruyne is the best creative midfielder of the league. He may have only 97 fantasy points to his credit, the Belgian shines across with his ability to influence and be a threat.

Raheem Sterling has 81 fantasy points to his credit this season. However, it is his threat quotient that makes him the player he is.

Probable Teams

Arsenal: 1 Bernd Leno 2 Ainsley Maitland-Niles 3 Callum Chambers 4 David Luiz 5 Sead Kolasinac 6 Matteo Guendouzi 7 Lucas Torreira 8 Nicolas Pepe 9 Mesut Ozil 10 Gabriel Martinelli 11 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Manchester City: 1 Ederson 2 Kyle Walker 3 John Stones 4 Fernandinho 5 Benjamin Mendy 6 Kevin de Bruyne 7 Rodrigo 8 Ilkay Gundogan 9 Riyad Mahrez 10 Gabriel Jesus 11 Raheem Sterling

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