Our resident Manchester City fans here in the Transfer Tavern are feeling strangely nervous about this weekend’s game against Arsenal.
It’s a feeling they’re certainly not used to, particularly at home, when they’ve become accustomed to seeing their team steam-roller the opposition more often than not at the Etihad over the last few years.
Even for the big games at home the City fans used to be confident but this season has seen that seeming invincibility get thrown out the window.
Draws at home to Middlesbrough and Everton have seen them drop points in the title race whilst losing in front of their own crowd against Chelsea 3-1 was a real eye-opener for everyone in the league.
Against Arsenal, then, Pep Guardiola’s men need to turn things around and our landlord thinks this is the XI to do just that in what could be an absolutely superb game of football to watch…
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