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ManchesterCitysfragilityandArsenalsdurabilitywillbeunderthemicroscopeattheEtihadStadiumonSundayasbothclubstryandkeepintouchwithPremierLeagueleadersChelsea。

AfirstwinoverArsenalforthreeyearswouldstabiliseCitystitlechallengeafteradifficultperiodforPepGuardiolassidewhogotbackontrackinmidweekwithawelcomecleansheetina2-0homevictoryoverWatford。

ArsenallookedlikeChelseasmainrivalsuntilamidweekdefeatatEvertonendedanunbeatenleaguerunstretchingbacktotheopeningdayoftheseason。

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ThoseresultsleftArsenalandCityinthirdandfourthplacerespectivelyafter16gamesbutbythetimetheykickoffonSundaycouldfindthemselvesnineand10pointsadriftofChelseawhovisitCrystalPalaceatlunchtimeonSaturday。

An11thconsecutivewinforChelseaintheweekendsopeningfixtureagainstaPalacesideflirtingwiththerelegationzonewouldraisethestakesconsiderablyforthechasingpack。

Second-placedLiverpoolfacelocalrivalsEvertononMondaywhileTottenhamHotspur,whoarefifth,hostBurnleyonSunday。

Sixth-placedManchesterUnitedvisitWestBromwichAlbiononSaturdayseekingathirdstraightvictory。

CitystriumphoverWatfordfolloweddefeatsbyChelseaandchampionsLeicesterCitythathadmanagerGuardioladefendinghimselfagainstaccusationshistacticswereconfusingtheplayers。

TheSpaniardisunusedtosuchattacksbuttherewasasensehetoldhisplayerstosticktobasicsagainstWatfordwhenhere-shapedhisdefence,droppingJohnStones。

AfirsthomeleaguewinsinceSeptember17wastheperfectfillipbeforefacinganArsenalsidethat,untilTuesdaysdefeat,hadbeenscoringforfun。

CitywillstillbewithoutsuspendedduoSergioAgueroandFernandinho–alegacyofthelatemeleeagainstChelsea–whileGermanmidfielderIlkayGuendoganfacesalonglayoffaftersufferingakneeinjuryagainstWatford。

WhileGuardiolahasbeenunderthespotlight,ArseneWengerhaslookedserenewithhisArsenalsideshowingnosignofthekindofslumpsthathaveunderminedsomanytitlechallengessincetheywerelastchampionsin2004。

ThatwasuntildefeatatEverton。

AquickripostewouldallowthatresulttobefiledawayasablipbutasecondconsecutivedefeatontheroadwouldrobthemofallmomentumheadingintotheclusterofChristmasfixtures。

Wehavetorecover。

Weplayfivegamesawayfromhomeoutofsixandwehaveafantasticawayrecord。

Wewanttokeepthatstrengthandpreparewellforthenextone,Wengersaid。