Sutton with prediction ahead of Arsenal v Man City clash

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta. Photo by Shutterstock.

Arsenal face Manchester City on Sunday in a clash between two of the favorites for the Premier League title this season.

The Gunners are struggling with injuries to key players, something BBC Sport punter Chris Sutton is worried about ahead of the match.

The former Blackburn and Chelsea star’s prediction for the match is a 1-2 win for City. If you are into football betting the odds for this result is around 11.00 at the time of publishing this article.

“I worry for Arsenal if they are without Bukayo Saka, I really do,” BBC Sport football expert Chris Sutton said. “This is a test of their mettle now.

“They are already without Gabriel Martinelli through injury, so will they carry enough of a threat against City if Saka is out as well? I am not sure.

“City’s squad is stretched too and their striker Erling Haaland is having something of a quiet spell with only one goal in his past four games, but I certainly wouldn’t write him off.

“Even if City don’t play that well, they are resilient and I can see them hitting Arsenal with a sucker-punch – yes they lost twice last week, but they won’t lose too many more games this season.”