Watch 5 classic Arsenal Man City battles in the Premier League

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Recently Manchester City have had the better of tussles with Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal and ahead of the latest edition Ladbrokes expect more of the same, with the defending champions slim 7/5 favourites.

Ahead of Saturday’s early kickoff, whet the whistle for the encounter with these five classic clashes:

Arsenal 5 Man City 0 – 2000/01

Back when Arsenal, rather than City, were the top-flight’s force they did the double over the Manchester side with an 9-0 aggregate score. This victory started the rout, with a young Ashley Cole thumping in a rare freekick:

Man City 1 Arsenal 5 – 2002/03

Another Gunners thrashing in which the game was won inside 20 minutes as the visitors were four goals to the good thanks to some abject City defending:

Man City 3 Arsenal 0 -2008/09

Remember when Stephen Ireland was the Premier League’s roving midfield force for a brief stint, Robinho scored delightful lobs and Daniel Sturridge played for Man City? No? Well find evidence for all three here:

Man City 4 Arsenal 2 – 2009/10

This win was among the early signs that the Citizens were emerging as a power in the top flight, but all it’ll be remembered for is this:

Man City 6 Arsenal 3 – 2013/14

On the way to winning last season’s title, no team was safe from the eventual champions’ scoring power at the Etihad. Arsenal were the only team to score three goals there, yet still copped a thumping:

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