Manchester City will be hoping to do the double over Arsenal for the first time since 1976 when the two teams meet on Saturday afternoon. City travel to the Emirates Stadium for the late kick-off tomorrow, and could put a further dent in their rivals’ title challenge after Arsenal have endured a difficult last seven days.
The Gunners conceded a last-minute equaliser to Swansea City on Tuesday, following on from a humiliating 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last weekend, in a match that provided some memories from their poor performance at the Etihad Stadium earlier this season. City were in superb goalscoring form as they also put six past Arsene Wenger’s side, winning 6-3 in their home game. A win tomorrow would be a small piece of history for the club as well, as they haven’t managed a double over Arsenal since the 1975/76 season. City won 3-1 at home that season having won 3-2 at Highbury earlier in the campaign. City went on to finish 8th that season, while Arsenal had one of their worse years with a lowly 17th place position by the end of the campaign. James Milner and Edin Dzeko scored at the Emirates last season to give City an away win, though the two sides drew 1-1 at the Etihad earlier in the year. City’s recent record against the Gunners is good, and this seems as good a chance as any for them to end their 38-year wait for a double over their opponents. Watch Arsenal v Man City Saturday or Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur Sunday.