Arsenal host league leaders Manchester Metropolis within the first Premier League match of 2022 on Saturday lunchtime.
The Gunners had been on the pause of a flattering 5-0 mauling when they confronted Metropolis away from house in their third sport of the season. However, finest one side in England's high flight has accumulated extra parts than Arsenal (35) since that hazy August rout - even supposing that crew happens to be Manchester Metropolis (44).
Right here's all you would possibly well per chance want to know regarding the upcoming reunion.
When is kick off? Saturday 1 January, 12: 30 (GMT)
Where is the match being conducted? Emirates Stadium
TV channel/are living movement? BT Sport (UK), UNIVERSO (US), DAZN (Canada)
Highlights? BT Sport/Sky Sports activities Football YouTube, Match of the Day (10.45pm - BBC One)
Referee? Stuart Attwell
VAR? Jarred Gillett
Arsenal crew data
Arsenal's most considerable absentee for Metropolis's arrival will no longer be the banished captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (assuming his exile continues) after manager Mikel Arteta tested sure for Covid-19.
In other locations, the spread of the virus within Arsenal's squad has been chiefly restricted to the crew's accurate-backs, with all three of Calum Chambers, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Cedric Soares location to be sidelined. These absences would possibly well power Ben White aid into the massive characteristic he fulfilled towards Norwich Metropolis.
The extra natural paunchy-aid Sead Kolasinac is calm some plan in need of returning to bolster Arsenal's suggestions on utterly different side of defence.
You would possibly well read Arsenal's predicted lineup here.
Rodri uncared for his second sport on the gallop as Metropolis laboured to victory towards Brentford on Wednesday evening. The English defensive duo of Kyle Walker and John Stones both had their absences prolonged even supposing the latter would possibly well neatly be on the verge of a return to the squad no longer no longer up to.
You would possibly well read Man Metropolis's predicted lineup here.
Arsenal vs Man Metropolis head-to-head file
All over extra than 200 competitive meetings, Arsenal come out on high with 98 victories (D45 L61). However, the Gunners have endured an awfully dire shuffle towards Pep Guardiola's side in most in model years.
Arsenal come into the contest on a series of nine consecutive league defeats to Metropolis, the longest shedding shuffle the membership has ever recorded towards the the same side in extra than a century of high-flight soccer.
Whereas Arsenal jump into the match buoyed by five straight victories across all competitions and sitting within the lofty reaches of fourth enviornment, their season has been a account of beating the division's strugglers and imploding towards the elite.
Manchester Metropolis - who are on a shuffle of ten consecutive Premier League wins themselves - emphatically high the latter category. A crumb of optimism for the Gunners is that Guardiola's side were afforded half of the comfort time of their hosts after the postponement of Arsenal's sport towards Wolves.
However, the league leaders are calm fully tickled favourites in a match Arsenal can take positives from within the occasion that they steer sure of a humbling.
Prediction: Arsenal 1-3 Manchester Metropolis