The busy December Premier League schedule continues, as Arsenal host Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium.

There has been a couple of manager changes in the Premier League recently that have yielded positive short term results for their respective clubs. However, Freddie Ljungberg’s recent stint in charge of Arsenal has not got up and running yet.

Arsenal have only won once in Ljungberg’s five games in charge so far and face a mammoth task against the champions Manchester City.

For all their attacking threat, Manchester City have looked very vulnerable at the back. City’s last clean sheet was eleven games ago and with them facing an Arsenal side with a fearsome strike partnership, this should be a cause for concern.

This game is important for both sides, as they are both playing catch up.

Arsenal are currently ninth in the league, seven points off fourth placed Chelsea. Whereas Manchester City are six points off Leicester and fourteen points off league leaders Liverpool.

For that reason, three points for either team will be crucial and help to build confidence for the flurry of games approaching.