Daily Football Predictions: Arsenal to face Manchester City in FA Cup clash

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After winning the unbelievable Treble last season, Manchester City supporters are still on a high. They will be rooting for their team to beat Arsenal in the FA Community Shield at Wembley to set the tone for the upcoming season. The Citizens come into the match following a 2-1 loss to Atletico Madrid in their most recent friendly, while their North London rivals are coming off of a victory against Monaco to reclaim the Emirates Cup.

Arsenal vs Manchester City

When Pep Guardiola’s team overcame Manchester United in the FA Cup Final and Inter Milan in the Champions League Final, they transformed a successful season into a historic one. It will be difficult for the team to match that accomplishment this year, especially in light of the departures of captain Ilkay Gundogan and winger Riyad Mahrez, and the addition to the roster so far of just Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic.

Josko Gvardiol, a defender for RB Leipzig, might be added before the transfer window ends, but City’s primary title challengers have been busier this summer. Fans will be seeking a return on their investment as Arsenal has spent the most money so far, shelling out over £200 million on Declan Rice, Kai Havertz, and Jurrien Timber.

With over £200 million spent on Declan Rice, Kai Havertz, and Jurrien Timber, Arsenal has spent the most money so far. As they attempt to surpass last season, fans will be expecting a return on their investment.

In the customary curtain-raiser, Arteta will try to deal a psychological blow, but it would be dangerous to extrapolate too much from what happens at Wembley. Just one year prior, Erling Haaland missed a clear-cut opportunity to score and Manchester City lost 3-1 to Liverpool, prompting some to wonder if he would be successful in the Premier League.

Verdict

While the Gunners have won 16 Community Shields and have placed second just seven times, Pep Guardiola’s team has lost in this competition in each of the last two seasons and has only won the trophy six times in their 14 efforts. In fact, Arsenal has won four of their last four games in this opener and has only lost once in regulation time in their last 12 games. Mikel Arteta’s men will be seeking retribution after they denied them the championship the previous season.

Last week, Arsenal defeated Barcelona 5-3 in a friendly, and Bukayo Saka scored for the second time this offseason. The 21-year-old earned a hat-trick in his final competitive match for England and finished the previous season with 15 goals for Arsenal. In two of his last four games against Manchester City, he has scored, and he might do it again.

We can anticipate a lot from the two teams here based on how well they performed in the friendly matches they played over the summer. Naturally, even without looking, we are aware that these squads are capable of outscoring every opponent in goals. We anticipate that this game will end with over 2.5 goals, like it did in four of their previous five meetings.

Tip: Over 2.5 Goals/ Bukayo Saka to score / Arsenal Win or Draw

Over 2.5 Goals -❌

Arsenal win or Draw – ✅

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