Manchester City head to The Emirates Stadium tonight to face Arsenal and to try and erase memories of their loss to the Gunners at Eastlands earlier in the 2010/11 Premier League season. That day City’s hopes were ruined by a red card early in the match, but which players will Roberto Mancini and indeed Arsene Wenger be looking towards to make the big difference this time around?
If Arsenal are to beat Manchester City and in turn move ahead of them in the Premier League table then much of their hope will rest on Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri once more. They are Arsenal’s most consistent Picklive performers this season and if you were to select either of the two for tonight’s live fantasy football event you couldn’t go far wrong.
However, if you’re looking for more of a left field selection, then maybe you should turn to Alex Song. Song broke the 100 points barrier in Arsenal’s last Premier League fixture that was featured on Picklive against Chelsea, and is sure to complete a whole bunch of passes tonight. Other than Fabregas, Nasri and Song, maybe Gael Clichy would be a good pick as the Frenchman will be looking to stamp his mark on the left back slot before Kieran Gibbs returns from injury.
Manchester City will need to take control of the midfield if they are to get a stranglehold of the game tonight, and that will largely depend on the work of Gareth Barry, Yaya Toure and Nigel de Jong. While de Jong may not be the wisest selection due to his tendency to throw in a bad tackle or two during the 90 minutes, either Barry or Toure, or both, would be good additions to your Picklive trio.
With City looking solid at the back and earning clean sheets in their last two matches against Blackpool and Aston Villa, Joe Hart could be a wise choice. It would certainly be a bold selection given Arsenal’s attacking talents, but Hart would rack up the points if the England ‘keeper could make it three clean sheets in three.
So for the Arsenal v Manchester City LIVE fantasy football match I’d select Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song and Joe Hart in my Picklive Trio, but who would you select?
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