Manchester City are very much in need of a victory against Arsenal according to star midfielder David Silva.
The Spaniard was speaking ahead of the meeting between the two teams at the Emirates stadium this weekend. This will be one of the most anticipated encounters ahead of the Christmas schedule. Both teams are near the top of the table and separated by just one point. Even though Leicester City currently lead the table with 36 points, Arsenal and Man City are now realistically seen as the title contenders since United and Liverpool have dropped their form of late.
If City are to reassert their superiority in the league, they need to win the big matches according to Silva. City have had some disappointing results against Arsenal of late. This will come as a major surprise since Arsenal have themselves been very poor against the top opponents not just in the last 12 months, but in the last decade as a whole. Manchester City have been in poor form in the league over the last few weeks. Apart from the wins over Southampton and Swansea, they have been very poor. It has been a major reason behind City slipping to third in the table.
More than the three points, a win against Arsenal will be a statement of intent.”It would be very important to beat Arsenal – they are a direct rival.It would be fantastic to beat them and start a good amount of games that we win. It will be very difficult – we have seen this season any team can beat any other team, but it will be good to start a good run of form and finish strongly this season. We are in the fight for all competitions at the moment and we are obviously hoping to get all the players back from injury,” said Silva.