Arsenal legend, Ian Wright, has said the Gunners will be ready for Manchester City in their top-of-the-table clash on Wednesday.
Mikel Arteta’s title hopes took a dent over the weekend after they were held to a controversial 1-1 draw with Brentford on Saturday and the Citizens beat Aston Villa 3-1 on Sunday.
The gap between the two clubs is not just three points, though City have played a game more, with the title rivals set to meet in the league for the first time on Wednesday.
Thanks to their superior goal difference, Pep Guardiola’s side will go ahead of Mikel Arteta’s men if they win at the Emirates.
However, City have potentially been dealt a huge injury blow after star striker Haaland was subbed off at half-time against Villa with what appeared to be a thigh injury, having earlier set up Ilkay Gundogan for the second goal of the match.
Post-match, Guardiola could not provide a clear answer as to whether the 22-year-old would be available to face Arsenal, saying: ‘Right now I don’t know. We will have to see over the next few days.
‘He got a knock and was uncomfortable so at 3-0 up we didn’t want to take the risk. We will assess him and if he’s not ready we will play someone else. Hopefully he is ready.’