Manchester City will welcome Arsenal to the Etihad Stadium this midweek in what is poised to be a potential title decider for the 2022-23 Premier League. The match is slated to begin at 12:30 AM (IST) on Thursday.

Both teams will be desperate for a win with the stakes higher than ever before since both teams are gunning for the Premier League title. While City has won four titles in five years, Arsenal will be hoping to claim their first Premier League crown in 19 years.

MCI vs ARS Dream11 prediction for Premier League 2022-23

Despite being in second place on the points table to Arsenal, Manchester City will be favourites to edge this close contest. The Gunners are top of the table with 75 points from 32 games, while the Citizens have collected 70 points from 30 matches.

Manchester City head into this contest with a 16-game unbeaten streak across competitions, while Arsenal has dropped points in each of their last three Premier League matches. Although Arsenal has the edge in the Premier League head-to-head between the teams having won 23 of the 50 encounters that the teams have contested. City has won 17 games and there have also been 10 draws between these teams in the Premier League.

City though has beaten Arsenal in each of their last 11 Premier League meetings and have also defeated them twice in the ongoing season. Needless to say, the Citizens will head into this contest as the likelier side to win the game and take control of the title race.

MCI vs ARS Dream11 team tips for Premier League 2022-23

Top tip: Best forward - Erling Haaland

Having Erling Haaland in your fantasy football team is certainly a no-brainer. The deadliest striker in Europe with a whopping 48 goals from 42 games in all competitions, Haaland is the leading scorer in the Premier League with 32 goals. He’s also provided five assists in the Premier League and has been a nightmare for opposition defences. Expect him to be on the scoresheet again and help you get precious fantasy football points.

Top tip: Best midfielder - Gabriel Martinelli

An absolute revelation in the Premier League this season, Gabriel Martinelli has exhibited great form of late. He’s netted 15 goals in the league so far, making him the Gunners’ biggest attacking threat. An electric presence on the flanks, Martinelli also has five assists in the league and can prove to be the difference if granted the opportunity by City’s defence.   

Top tip: Best defender - John Stones

The best defender for England at the moment, John Stones’ versatility means he could play anywhere across the backline for City. A ball-playing defender, Stones is more than capable of slotting into midfield when needed and is comfortable going forward besides also being a threat in the opposition box. Strong in set-pieces and in the tackle, having Stones in your fantasy team can help you score big. He’s also provided a couple of assists and has scored once in the Premier League this season.  

Top tip: Best goalkeeper - Aaron Ramsdale

Aaron Ramsdale has kept 12 clean sheets in the league over the course of the campaign but hasn’t managed a shutout in his last three matches. He’s likely to be the busier of the two goalkeepers, meaning the more saves he does pull off could lead to more fantasy points for you.  

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