Connect with us


Man City vs Arsenal, Premier League restart: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?




Arteta and Pep

What is it?
It is one of the Premier League’s two games in hand as Manchester City and Arsenal meet at the Etihad for their 29th league game of the season. The original fixture was scheduled for Wednesday March 11 but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. A few days later, Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta tested positive for the virus which prompted English football’s shutdown.

When is it?
Providing there are no health alerts, the match is scheduled for Wednesday June 17.

What time is kick-off?
The game will kick off at 8.15pm and is likely to follow the conclusion of Aston Villa vs Sheffield United.

What TV channel is it on?
Sky Sports held the rights for the original fixture, and they will broadcast the match live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Every remaining league match this season will be televised due to the absence of fans from stadiums.

What is the team news?
Leroy Sane is back in Manchester City training as he steps up his comeback from a knee ligament injury, but did not play a minute of Premier League football before lockdown so might need time to find top gear.

Pep Guardiola’s team returned to contact training with a series of XI v XI matches, but Claudio Bravo, Joao Cancelo, John Stones or Ilkay Gundogan have so far not been involved. It remains to be seen if they are training individually or if their absence is precautionary.

Arsenal are also back in full training with Lucas Torreira – who was set to miss the rest of the season with a fractured ankle – back working on the grass at London Colney.

Defenders Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding struggled to regain full fitness in the first part of the season following long-term injuries, but the break was a chance to recuperate. Kieran Tierney is also fully fit after recovering from a dislocated shoulder.

Young centre-back William Saliba – due to join Arsenal from Saint-Étienne this summer – will not be able to play until next season.

What are they saying?
In this piece of analysis looking forward to the big restart, Daniel Zeqiri analyses whether Nicolas Pepe and Mikel Arteta are tactically compatible. Arsenal’s record signing has shown flashes of his undoubted talent so far in England, but needs to deliver more consistency to justify his £72 million fee. Here is a taster:

Tactically, life has been lonely for Pepe under Arteta. Asked to hold his width on the right flank with very little support, his heat map against West Ham shows a player carrying out instructions on the periphery of the game.

Not least because he is left-footed, Pepe’s natural instinct is to drift around in search of touches; he is an agile and quick-footed dribbler who wants the ball at his feet as often as possible. A shuttling role close to the touchline requires more patience and rigour.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


kayley cuoco
Entertainment2 years ago

Kaley Cuoco Stuns In See-Through Dress Photo After Making Comment That Will Disappoint Her Husband, Karl Cook__see photos

Entertainment2 years ago

Jessica Simpson Lifts Her Skirt Up While Showing Off Look__check

News2 years ago

Becky Lynch And Seth Rollins Welcome Their Baby Girl,Roux

kayley cuoco
Hollywood2 years ago

Kaley Cuoco Stuns In Nightie Highlighting ‘Iconic’ Feature

jessica alba
Entertainment2 years ago

WATCH VIDEO: Jessica Alba Just Shared A Sweaty, Abs-tastic selfie video and looks Sparkingly-superb.

jessica alba and love hewitt
Entertainment2 years ago

Rate:Jessica Alba Vs. Jennifer Love Hewitt: which beauty reigns supreme? Whose photos is more Unique?__check this Out

Hollywood2 years ago

WATCH : Kaley Cuoco’s New Nightie-Filled Instagram Account Goes Viral – check

Entertainment2 years ago

“Oh my goodness! see how cute she is”…WWE stars react over Becky’s baby….

Jennifer Love Hewitt
Entertainment2 years ago

Jennifer Love Hewitt reveals ample cleavage as she strolled down the street in the Californian sunshine__See Photos

Entertainment2 years ago

Carrie Underwood Kills ‘Em In Bikini For Massive Brag

Entertainment2 years ago

WATCH:Jennifer Love Hewitt Stuns As She Posted Video Of Her Newest Look “My New look and new vibes!”

Entertainment2 years ago

Jennifer Garner Flaunts Fit Figure in Swimsuit During Beach Day___See Photos

Entertainment2 years ago

See what Jennifer Love Hewitt looks like now,she is unrecognizable__you are never going to believe your eyes…

Jennifer Love Hewitt
Entertainment2 years ago

PHOTOS: Jennifer Love Hewitt says, “I love my body.” — Jennifer Love tells all girls to put on a bikini

Kaley Cuoco Wore $46 Worth of Drugstore Makeup for Her Wedding
Hollywood2 years ago

Kaley Cuoco Makes A Big Bang Shirtless With No Shoes