Arsenal vs Manchester City

All you need to know about Arsenal vs Manchester City and Manchester City vs Arsenal games

Arsenal and Manchester City went head-to-head at the Emirates in was an impossible game for Mikel Arteta’s men who did well to only lose 1-0.

Arsenal vs Manchester City, Gabriel Martinelli and Rodrigo, December 15, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Arsenal vs Manchester City, Gabriel Martinelli and Rodrigo, December 15, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsenal did well to keep the scoreline to 1-0 after going behind to an embarrassing Raheem Sterling header that saw the 5’7″ forward outfox Rob Holding.

From there, most feared the worst but after about 10 minutes Arsenal got to grips with a game that Mikel Arteta and Pep Guardiola seemed to agree should end 1-0 when they had their little half-time chinwag.

Manchester City are sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League table. 10 points clear of Manchester United in second place, they are 16 clear of current Champions Liverpool, who have shown that they cannot cope with injuries, with a game in hand.

Arsenal, meanwhile, sit some 25 points behind what many are calling Pepe Guardiola’s best Manchester City side, having lost five times the number of games.

The only thing comparable between the two is the number of goals conceded and that’s at a stretch. Only City and Chelsea have conceded fewer than Arsenal, but the Gunners have still shipped 11 more than City, who have also found the net 19 times more than Arsenal.

Then add into the mix that Arsenal haven’t beaten City in the Premier League since 21 December 2015 and you’d be better off playing at Casionchan than betting on Arsenal to get much from any games against City.

Arsenal last won both leauge games against Manchester City in 2015, something that has only happened once since 2008.

Between that win at the end of 2015 and 20 February 2021, Arsenal and City met 11 times in the league and Arsenal’s record is depressing as hell.

Played 11, lost nine, drawn two, conceded 32, scored seven.

Speaking ahead of Arsenal vs Manchester City, Mikel Arteta said, “I think they are the best team in Europe at the moment.

“The way they’re performing, the football they’re playing and their consistent results.

Manchester City's Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne gestures during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on February 17, 2021. (Photo by PETER POWELL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Manchester City’s Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne gestures during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on February 17, 2021. (Photo by PETER POWELL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

“What they’ve done is react to difficult moments. A big team has to be able to do that. When everyone was doubting their ability to be able to compete again and be the team that they are, they reacted in a really convincing way, all united, doing what they do best and being very consistent by winning games very comfortably.

“They have weaknesses like every team but at the moment teams have struggled a lot to find any of them. First of all defensively they’ve been really, really strong. They are without a doubt the best team at the moment. We have a big and a very exciting challenge ahead of us on Sunday.”

About the game, Arteta added, “That’s when we will define our season, if we are able to close the gaps in those games with them,” he said.

“It’s going to create some momentum for us and we’re going to get closer to them. We know that the margins for error are minimal with the season that we’ve had in previous months, so we need to kick on.

“We want to be us. It doesn’t matter who we play. I want to see a team that plays with the character and personality that we have shown in recent months. I want us to keep continue maintaining that line.

“If we do that, we will cause problems to any team. But we need to do that from the beginning. We obviously want to show other teams respect but still be true to ourselves.”

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Games won: 98
Games drawn: 45
Games lost: 60
Date Match Result Score Competition
11 Nov 1893 Woolwich Arsenal v Ardwick W 1-0 League Division Two
30 Dec 1893 Ardwick v Woolwich Arsenal W 0-1 League Division Two
29 Sep 1894 Woolwich Arsenal v Manchester City W 4-2 League Division Two
15 Dec 1894 Manchester City v Woolwich Arsenal L 4-1 League Division Two
07 Sep 1895 Woolwich Arsenal v Manchester City L 0-1 League Division Two
28 Sep 1895 Manchester City v Woolwich Arsenal L 1-0 League Division Two
05 Sep 1896 Manchester City v Woolwich Arsenal D 1-1 League Division Two
28 Apr 1897 Woolwich Arsenal v Manchester City L 1-2 League Division Two
25 Sep 1897 Manchester City v Woolwich Arsenal L 4-1 League Division Two
05 Feb 1898 Woolwich Arsenal v Manchester City D 2-2 League Division Two
01 Oct 1898 Manchester City v Woolwich Arsenal L 3-1 League Division Two
03 Apr 1899 Woolwich Arsenal v Manchester City L 0-1 League Division Two
01 Nov 1902 Woolwich Arsenal v Manchester City W 1-0 League Division Two
20 Dec 1902 Manchester City v Woolwich Arsenal L 4-1 League Division Two
20 Feb 1904 Woolwich Arsenal v Manchester City L 0-2 FA Cup
10 Dec 1904 Woolwich Arsenal v Manchester City W 1-0 League Division One
08 Apr 1905 Manchester City v Woolwich Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
02 Dec 1905 Woolwich Arsenal v Manchester City W 2-0 League Division One
07 Apr 1906 Manchester City v Woolwich Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
01 Sep 1906 Manchester City v Woolwich Arsenal W 1-4 League Division One
29 Dec 1906 Woolwich Arsenal v Manchester City W 4-1 League Division One
21 Sep 1907 Woolwich Arsenal v Manchester City W 2-1 League Division One
18 Jan 1908 Manchester City v Woolwich Arsenal L 4-0 League Division One
10 Oct 1908 Woolwich Arsenal v Manchester City W 3-0 League Division One
13 Feb 1909 Manchester City v Woolwich Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
29 Oct 1910 Woolwich Arsenal v Manchester City L 0-1 League Division One
04 Mar 1911 Manchester City v Woolwich Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
28 Oct 1911 Manchester City v Woolwich Arsenal D 3-3 League Division One
02 Mar 1912 Woolwich Arsenal v Manchester City W 2-0 League Division One
02 Nov 1912 Woolwich Arsenal v Manchester City L 0-4 League Division One
08 Mar 1913 Manchester City v Woolwich Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
03 Jan 1920 Arsenal v Manchester City D 2-2 League Division One
17 Jan 1920 Manchester City v Arsenal L 4-1 League Division One
11 Sep 1920 Arsenal v Manchester City W 2-1 League Division One
18 Sep 1920 Manchester City v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
10 Sep 1921 Manchester City v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
17 Sep 1921 Arsenal v Manchester City L 0-1 League Division One
20 Jan 1923 Arsenal v Manchester City W 1-0 League Division One
27 Jan 1923 Manchester City v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
06 Oct 1923 Manchester City v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
13 Oct 1923 Arsenal v Manchester City L 1-2 League Division One
01 Sep 1924 Arsenal v Manchester City W 1-0 League Division One
17 Sep 1924 Manchester City v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
07 Nov 1925 Manchester City v Arsenal W 2-5 League Division One
20 Mar 1926 Arsenal v Manchester City W 1-0 League Division One
22 Sep 1928 Manchester City v Arsenal L 4-1 League Division One
02 Feb 1929 Arsenal v Manchester City D 0-0 League Division One
04 Sep 1929 Manchester City v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
11 Sep 1929 Arsenal v Manchester City W 3-2 League Division One
25 Dec 1930 Manchester City v Arsenal W 1-4 League Division One
26 Dec 1930 Arsenal v Manchester City W 3-1 League Division One
19 Sep 1931 Manchester City v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
30 Jan 1932 Arsenal v Manchester City W 4-0 League Division One
12 Mar 1932 Arsenal v Manchester City W 1-0 FA Cup
10 Sep 1932 Manchester City v Arsenal W 2-3 League Division One
21 Jan 1933 Arsenal v Manchester City W 2-1 League Division One
09 Sep 1933 Arsenal v Manchester City D 1-1 League Division One
20 Jan 1934 Manchester City v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
13 Oct 1934 Arsenal v Manchester City W 3-0 League Division One
28 Nov 1934 Arsenal v Manchester City W 4-0 FA Charity Shield
23 Feb 1935 Manchester City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
21 Sep 1935 Arsenal v Manchester City L 2-3 League Division One
11 Mar 1936 Manchester City v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
05 Dec 1936 Arsenal v Manchester City L 1-3 League Division One
10 Apr 1937 Manchester City v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
02 Oct 1937 Arsenal v Manchester City W 2-1 League Division One
16 Feb 1938 Manchester City v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
06 Dec 1947 Arsenal v Manchester City D 1-1 League Division One
24 Apr 1948 Manchester City v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
04 Dec 1948 Arsenal v Manchester City D 1-1 League Division One
27 Apr 1949 Manchester City v Arsenal W 0-3 League Division One
12 Nov 1949 Manchester City v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
01 Apr 1950 Arsenal v Manchester City W 4-1 League Division One
22 Sep 1951 Manchester City v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
26 Jan 1952 Arsenal v Manchester City D 2-2 League Division One
22 Nov 1952 Arsenal v Manchester City W 3-1 League Division One
11 Apr 1953 Manchester City v Arsenal W 2-4 League Division One
19 Sep 1953 Arsenal v Manchester City D 2-2 League Division One
06 Feb 1954 Manchester City v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
08 Sep 1954 Manchester City v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
14 Sep 1954 Arsenal v Manchester City L 2-3 League Division One
31 Aug 1955 Manchester City v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
06 Sep 1955 Arsenal v Manchester City D 0-0 League Division One
06 Oct 1956 Arsenal v Manchester City W 7-3 League Division One
20 Mar 1957 Manchester City v Arsenal W 2-3 League Division One
02 Nov 1957 Arsenal v Manchester City W 2-1 League Division One
15 Mar 1958 Manchester City v Arsenal W 2-4 League Division One
20 Sep 1958 Arsenal v Manchester City W 4-1 League Division One
07 Feb 1959 Manchester City v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
12 Sep 1959 Arsenal v Manchester City W 3-1 League Division One
23 Jan 1960 Manchester City v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
03 Sep 1960 Manchester City v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
14 Jan 1961 Arsenal v Manchester City W 5-4 League Division One
09 Sep 1961 Arsenal v Manchester City W 3-0 League Division One
20 Jan 1962 Manchester City v Arsenal L 3-2 League Division One
01 Dec 1962 Manchester City v Arsenal W 2-4 League Division One
20 Apr 1963 Arsenal v Manchester City L 2-3 League Division One
10 Sep 1966 Manchester City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
14 Jan 1967 Arsenal v Manchester City W 1-0 League Division One
23 Sep 1967 Arsenal v Manchester City W 1-0 League Division One
03 Feb 1968 Manchester City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
27 Aug 1968 Arsenal v Manchester City W 4-1 League Division One
09 Oct 1968 Manchester City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
22 Nov 1969 Arsenal v Manchester City D 1-1 League Division One
18 Feb 1970 Manchester City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
05 Dec 1970 Manchester City v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
06 Feb 1971 Arsenal v Manchester City W 1-0 League Division One
17 Feb 1971 Manchester City v Arsenal W 1-2 FA Cup
13 Nov 1971 Arsenal v Manchester City L 1-2 League Division One
04 Mar 1972 Manchester City v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
28 Oct 1972 Arsenal v Manchester City D 0-0 League Division One
24 Mar 1973 Manchester City v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
10 Nov 1973 Manchester City v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
23 Mar 1974 Arsenal v Manchester City W 2-0 League Division One
24 Aug 1974 Arsenal v Manchester City W 4-0 League Division One
16 Oct 1974 Manchester City v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
04 Oct 1975 Arsenal v Manchester City L 2-3 League Division One
24 Apr 1976 Manchester City v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
04 Sep 1976 Arsenal v Manchester City D 0-0 League Division One
12 Feb 1977 Manchester City v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
08 Oct 1977 Manchester City v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
18 Jan 1978 Manchester City v Arsenal D 0-0 League Cup
24 Jan 1978 Arsenal v Manchester City W 1-0 League Cup
04 Mar 1978 Arsenal v Manchester City W 3-0 League Division One
22 Aug 1978 Manchester City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
24 Mar 1979 Arsenal v Manchester City D 1-1 League Division One
06 Oct 1979 Arsenal v Manchester City D 0-0 League Division One
15 Mar 1980 Manchester City v Arsenal W 0-3 League Division One
06 Sep 1980 Manchester City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
24 Feb 1981 Arsenal v Manchester City W 2-0 League Division One
17 Oct 1981 Arsenal v Manchester City W 1-0 League Division One
06 Mar 1982 Manchester City v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
04 Dec 1982 Manchester City v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
23 Apr 1983 Arsenal v Manchester City W 3-0 League Division One
30 Oct 1985 Manchester City v Arsenal W 1-2 League Cup
02 Nov 1985 Arsenal v Manchester City W 1-0 League Division One
05 Apr 1986 Manchester City v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
28 Oct 1986 Arsenal v Manchester City W 3-1 League Cup
22 Nov 1986 Arsenal v Manchester City W 3-0 League Division One
25 Apr 1987 Manchester City v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
14 Oct 1989 Arsenal v Manchester City W 4-0 League Division One
10 Mar 1990 Manchester City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
30 Oct 1990 Manchester City v Arsenal W 1-2 League Cup
01 Jan 1991 Manchester City v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
17 Apr 1991 Arsenal v Manchester City D 2-2 League Division One
31 Aug 1991 Arsenal v Manchester City W 2-1 League Division One
28 Dec 1991 Manchester City v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
28 Sep 1992 Arsenal v Manchester City W 1-0 Premier League
16 Jan 1993 Manchester City v Arsenal W 0-1 Premier League
16 Oct 1993 Arsenal v Manchester City D 0-0 Premier League
15 Jan 1994 Manchester City v Arsenal D 0-0 Premier League
20 Aug 1994 Arsenal v Manchester City W 3-0 Premier League
12 Dec 1994 Manchester City v Arsenal W 1-2 Premier League
10 Sep 1995 Manchester City v Arsenal W 0-1 Premier League
05 Mar 1996 Arsenal v Manchester City W 3-1 Premier League
28 Oct 2000 Arsenal v Manchester City W 5-0 Premier League
11 Apr 2001 Manchester City v Arsenal W 0-4 Premier League
10 Sep 2002 Arsenal v Manchester City W 2-1 Premier League
22 Feb 2003 Manchester City v Arsenal W 1-5 Premier League
31 Aug 2003 Manchester City v Arsenal W 1-2 Premier League
01 Feb 2004 Arsenal v Manchester City W 2-1 Premier League
25 Sep 2004 Manchester City v Arsenal W 0-1 Premier League
27 Oct 2004 Manchester City v Arsenal W 1-2 League Cup
04 Jan 2005 Arsenal v Manchester City D 1-1 Premier League
22 Oct 2005 Arsenal v Manchester City W 1-0 Premier League
04 May 2006 Manchester City v Arsenal W 1-3 Premier League
26 Aug 2006 Manchester City v Arsenal L 1-0 Premier League
17 Apr 2007 Arsenal v Manchester City W 3-1 Premier League
25 Aug 2007 Arsenal v Manchester City W 1-0 Premier League
02 Feb 2008 Manchester City v Arsenal W 1-3 Premier League
22 Nov 2008 Manchester City v Arsenal L 3-0 Premier League
04 Apr 2009 Arsenal v Manchester City W 2-0 Premier League
12 Sep 2009 Manchester City v Arsenal L 4-2 Premier League
02 Dec 2009 Manchester City v Arsenal L 3-0 League Cup
24 Apr 2010 Arsenal v Manchester City D 0-0 Premier League
24 Oct 2010 Manchester City v Arsenal W 0-3 Premier League
05 Jan 2011 Arsenal v Manchester City D 0-0 Premier League
29 Nov 2011 Arsenal v Manchester City L 0-1 League Cup
18 Dec 2011 Manchester City v Arsenal L 1-0 Premier League
08 Apr 2012 Arsenal v Manchester City W 1-0 Premier League
23 Sep 2012 Manchester City v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
13 Jan 2013 Arsenal v Manchester City L 0-2 Premier League
14 Dec 2013 Manchester City v Arsenal L 6-3 Premier League
29 Mar 2014 Arsenal v Manchester City D 1-1 Premier League
10 Aug 2014 Arsenal v Manchester City W 3-0 FA Community Shield
13 Sep 2014 Arsenal v Manchester City D 2-2 Premier League
18 Jan 2015 Manchester City v Arsenal W 0-2 Premier League
21 Dec 2015 Arsenal v Manchester City W 2-1 Premier League
08 May 2016 Manchester City v Arsenal D 2-2 Premier League
18 Dec 2016 Manchester City v Arsenal L 2-1 Premier League
02 Apr 2017 Arsenal v Manchester City D 2-2 Premier League
23 Apr 2017 Arsenal v Manchester City W 2-1 FA Cup
05 Nov 2017 Manchester City v Arsenal L 3-1 Premier League
25 Feb 2018 Arsenal v Manchester City L 0-3 League Cup
01 Mar 2018 Arsenal v Manchester City L 0-3 Premier League
12 Aug 2018 Arsenal v Manchester City L 0-2 Premier League
03 Feb 2019 Manchester City v Arsenal L 3-1 Premier League
15 Dec 2019 Arsenal v Manchester City L 0-3 Premier League
17 Jun 2020 Manchester City v Arsenal L 3-0 Premier League
18 Jul 2020 Arsenal v Manchester City W 2-0 FA Cup
17 Oct 2020 Manchester City v Arsenal L 1-0 Premier League
22 Dec 2020 Arsenal v Manchester City L 1-4 League Cup
21 Feb 2021 Arsenal v Manchester City L 0-1 Premier League