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Published: Tue, November 07, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Arsenal boss Wenger: Media too harsh on Alexis

Arsenal boss Wenger: Media too harsh on Alexis

They don't have good enough holding midfield players to do that.

As far as the attack is concerned, star playmakers Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil should start behind record signing Alexandre Lacazette.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is aware of the threat he brings to the table, but wants to show he is capable of fighting against the best. They'll have to be focused for 90 minutes, and never let up, but it can be done.

"We will not hide. He is a big player for us".

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'Do City need him? Chelsea have beaten them 24 times. If United drop points City could be six or even eight points in front of their main rivals with a win, and that advantage would be big even in the early stages of this season.

City are clear Premier League favourites having opened up a five-point lead but Guardiola is taking no notice.

It seems to have worked as Manchester City have scored 35 goals, and have always been an attacking threat, which has been applauded by many.

City (71%) and Arsenal (65%) have the highest average ball possession in the Premier League this season.

City have won their last 14 games in a row in all competitions.

On the other hand, the Gunners are on a five-game unbeaten run and have an edge over Man City on head to head. Every club will want to see this game week end in victory then, as the two weeks away from football is the ideal place for discontent to fester amongst fans.

Last season, Chelsea swept aside all comers en route to a second title in three seasons, but this term find themselves nine points adrift of Pep Guardiola's swashbuckling side.

Arsenal could lose four of their opening six away matches of a top-flight season for the first time since 1981.

While Arsenal's form has looked good on paper of late, they've faced just three teams now in the top half of the Premier League table during that run, and their results aren't promising. Given Ramsey and Xhaka are not defensive specialists, Fernandinho, Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva could have a very good chance of dominating possession and finding passing lanes.

Arsenal are nine points behind league leaders Manchester City at the moment and the Gunners will collide against the Citizens at the Etihad tomorrow.

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