Manchester City vs. Arsenal is arguably the biggest match of the Premier League weekend and we’re not far away from what should be a dramatic and exciting 90 minutes.
Whoever wins will move into 2nd place behind Chelsea, who again won yesterday. There’s a lot at stake given the form of the Stamford Bridge club, if one of these teams lose today they’ll be cut adrift from the league leaders.
That’s why both sets of fans were so eager to see this afternoon’s team selection and it’s City supporters who are the unhappier ahead of kick-off.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) December 18, 2016
With no recognised striker leading the line and the inclusion of Kolarov at centre-back, the announcement is perplexing City fans who know how important victory is today for their side’s season.
Is it a tactical masterstroke from Guardiola, still without Aguero and Fernandinho? Or is this a calamity waiting to happen with Alexis Sanchez likely to give Kolarov a tough afternoon? We’ll find out soon.
In the meantime City fans appear to be tearing their hair out at the prospect of a long afternoon at the Etihad…
@ManCity really?? really??!! Kolarov as a CB and Stones on the bench?!!? because Kolarov is so much better then Stones as a CB. good god!
— Giculet (@eugen_gicu) December 18, 2016
Guardiola is so damn weird. Kolarov starting as a CB when Stones is perfectly healthy.
— AJ???? (@Aleczandxr) December 18, 2016
I know stones has made a mistake or two, but you are seriously misguided if you think kolarov is the solution.
— Terry (@LvgsWonkyNose) December 18, 2016
— Walter Smith (@mancitysmith) December 18, 2016
John Stones left out for Kolarov at CB. Christ that's as low as it can get
— Steven Coltman (@Coltman_S) December 18, 2016
— Elias ???? (@E2A_FIFA) December 18, 2016
When Arsenal fans see City's back 5 is:
Bravo, Kolarov, Zabaleta, Otamendi and Clichy. https://t.co/dJygtvxxb8
— Not Match of the Day (@NOT_MOTD) December 18, 2016
Sanchez is gonna run rings around Kolarov????????????
— Oliver (@OliverBerisford) December 18, 2016