Michael Owen expresses doubts over Arsenal resilience against Manchester City

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Michael Owen believes Arsenal will struggle to cope with Sergio Aguero.

Arsenal take on Manchester City on Monday night, with both sides aiming to close the gap on surprise Premier League leaders Manchester City.

The Gunners have conceded just 16 goals in 16 games this season, but pundit Michael Owen says he fears for their defence against Manchester City.

Speaking to BetVictor, Owen says he feels City's attack inspired by Sergio Aguero, could be the deciding factor in the game.

He said: "The Gunners also boast an excellent record against the Citizens, losing just 1 of their last 18 games against City in North London. However, the majority of those fixtures were against a much different City side, and with Sergio Aguero back he can inspire this new-look City side to goals on Monday."

Owen declined to back an outright winner for the game, simply tipping the game to feature more than three goals scored.

The Gunners won their last match against City, winning 2-0 at The Etihad, a match in which Aguero played all 90 minutes, contradicting Owen's point somewhat.

Perhaps the biggest difference will be in Arsenal's midfield, with opening goalscorer that day Santi Cazorla out injured, as is man-of-the-match from the Etihad, Francis Coquelin.

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