By Jennifer Lee, EnStarz | Sep 23, 2012 10:01 AM EDT
Manchester City vs Arsenal is all set to be an explosive match in the English Premier League on Sunday and will draw millions of viewers across the globe. The match kicks off at 11AM ET and can be watched online through live stream (link provided below).
Both of these sides have gotten off to a good start to the current campaign, and there is little to separate the sides. Both have played 4 games and have 8 points so far, but both will already have one eye on current Premier league leaders Chelsea, who managed to win a tight game against Stoke on Saturday and now lie 5 points clear of these two sides.
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Three points is a must for both of these teams as they will both be wanting to keep the pressure on Chelsea at the summit. A loss here would leave either side five points adrift already at this early stage in the season.
Manchester City will likely be missing former Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri, who has been a key player in City’s center since his move from the Gunners. He will be sorely missed but suffered a hamstring injury during City's 3-2 Champions League defeat away to Real Madrid midweek.
Nasri’s injury is not thought to be too serious and he should be back in action as early as next week, but this match may have come around too early for him as he needs just a few more days to recover.
City manager Roberto Mancini has said: "I do not think he will be ready for Sunday. We will try but it is difficult. I hope he will be okay for next week."
Arsenal and Manchester City played three times last season with City winning 1-0 twice and Arsenal winning by the same scoreline when they met in April.
Most are predicting a similarly tight encounter in today’s game between these sides and a single goal could be enough to win it for either, although both sides definitely have enough fire power to mean neither can comfortably just sit back on a one goal lead.
Manchester City will be favorites for the game though, playing in front of a home crowd. They have also not lost at home in the Premier League for a massive 31 gun run.
Manchester City vs. Arsenal kicks off at 11 a.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream by clicking here.
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