Arsenal are one of only four Premier League teams that City haven’t won at since the creation of the Premier League and if they are to keep the pressure on fourth placed Spurs, they need to win at the home of the Gunners for the first time since a 3-2 win at Highbury in October 1975.
Since that game, the blues have met Arsenal on their own patch 24 times but have only come away with a point on six occasions. Saturday’s game will be the 13th in the Premier League between the two, with Arsenal winning ten of the previous twelve fixtures.
Prior to the Premiership, the two teams met a total of 62 times at Highbury, with City winning just ten games to Arsenal’s 38. In terms of goals, Arsenal have a huge advantage, scoring on average two goals a game, while City compare with just one goal a game on average.
Overall, league games fall firmly in Arsenal’s favour, having won 51 of the 81 games played, while City just manage a measly 13.
The blues don’t fair much better in cup competitions. They have twice been drawn in the FA Cup at Arsenal and have won one and lost one, while in the League Cup, both games played have ended in Arsenal victories.
City’s Record At Arsenal
|First Division (Old)||62||10||14||38||60||123|
|Second Division (Old)||7||3||1||3||8||9|
|First Division (New)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Second Division (Old)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
City first met The Gunners at The Manor Ground in November 1893. They lost 1-0, but the first meeting between the two at Highbury came in January 1920 when they played out a 2-2 draw.
City’s biggest win at Arsenal came in November 1912 when the blues triumphed 4-0, while the heaviest loss was at Highbury in October 1956 when City were hammered 7-3.
The highest attendance for a game at Arsenal was in October 1937 when 68,353 witnessed City lose 2-1
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