Fabregas predicts scoreline for Man City Arsenal tie


Former Chelsea and Barcelona midfielder, Cesc Fabregas has predicted Arsenal to ‘surprise people’ and beat Manchester City 2-1 when both teams clash in the Premier League on Sunday evening at the Etihad.

Fabregas believes Guardiola will feature an offensive team against the Gunners.

Recall that Arsenal won the reverse fixture 1-0 at Emirates last year, thanks to Gabriel Martinelli’s goal.

Previewing the clash on the Planet Premier League podcast, Fabregas, a former Arsenal captain said: “I think Pep [Guardiola] always approaches games with the same perception, the same context. To win the game, he will put an offensive team, whoever it is.

“They [Arsenal] know what it takes to beat Man City because they have done that already so it will be a really interesting game and, definitely, it will be a big challenge for Arsenal, especially to see where they are at this point.”

He added, “But I think they will surprise people because they are a step higher than everybody thinks.

“I think realistically, and I’m just saying based on what I see and what I feel and the perception that I have from both teams, and the news coming out from injuries and doubts… what I have in my mind is 1-2 to Arsenal.”