• April 3, 2024
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Arsenal produced another strong defensive display as they resolutely held rivals Manchester City to a 0-0 draw at the Etihad Stadium to remain in the hunt for their first Premier League title since 2004. Despite holding just 27% of the possession during that Easter Sunday showdown, Mikel Arteta’s side made it nine league outings without defeat (W8, D1) to leave them in second place, just two points adrift of leaders Liverpool.

Considering that the Gunners are remarkably unbeaten across their last 38 home Premier League games against newly-promoted clubs (W33, D5), a return to the Emirates to face such an opponent looks a straightforward task on paper.

These players will miss the match:

Luton Town arrive here on the back of a morale-denting late loss to Arsenal’s North London rivals Tottenham on Saturday, as an 88th minute strike saw the Hatters lose out on a vital point in their battle against relegation this term. Despite that result, Rob Edwards’ side can again take plenty of heart from their performance after racing into a three-minute lead against top-five opposition.

That said, Luton desperately need to turn their performances on the road into points, as only rock-bottom Sheffield United (6) have picked up fewer this term (10). In fact, no side has conceded more away goals than the Hatters this season (36), whilst their return of no wins across their prior 11 away league H2Hs (D1, L10) – conceding 2+ goals in each – won’t exactly spread much confidence amongst the squad and travelling