Tottenham Hotspur legend Glenn Hoddle has predicted the outcome of today’s Premier League clash between Manchester City and Arsenal in The Daily Mail.
The Queens Park Rangers first-team coach believes that the match at the Etihad Stadium will end in a draw.
“Despite Arsenal’s frailties, I do fancy them to get a draw at City,” Hoddle wrote in The Daily Mail. “Both sides have a growing sense of confidence, which suggests it should be an excellent game.
“But I feel Arsenal are now on a par with the best sides going forward and with Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil back in contention, they have real game-changers to come off the bench, more so than City.
“Santi Cazorla has been superb in the past few weeks and Alexis Sanchez lifts the whole team to a higher level of performance. With Koscielny back to give a little more confidence to the back four, I think they can at least avoid defeat.”
Defending Premier League champions City will head into today’s game as the favourites, but Arsenal can indeed pick up a point.
Arsene Wenger’s side remain vulnerable at the back, but in attack they have some of the best players in the Premier League.
Chile international forward Alexis Sanchez has been on fire this season, and if he steps up his game today, then the Gunners could even win.
The former Barcelona star has not always performed against the big teams in England so far this season, and he will be given a tough time by the City defence.
If Arsenal get an early goal, then they will certainly fancy their chances of picking up all three points. However, if the North London outfit concede first, then they could struggle for even a draw.