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Micah Richards gives Manchester City crucial advice ahead of Arsenal test

Manchester City host Arsenal on Wednesday in a major Premier League clash.

It is one of the biggest matches of the Premier League season and will likely decide who lifts the title in May.

Arsenal head into the game top of the Premier League by five points. However, Manchester City have two games in hand.

As a result, if City win or draw this tie, they will likely go on to be crowned champions. But if Arsenal win, they will have a two-point lead even if City win their two games in hand.

Now, ahead of the showdown, Micah Richards has urged Manchester City to start Kyle Walker at right-back to help deal with the pace of Gabriel Martinelli:

“The pressure is off Arsenal because everyone expects City to win that game,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Football Daily.

“One way to play against City is on the counter-attack. I would play [Kyle] Walker in that game to stop Martinelli.

Martinelli is Arsenal’s top scorer in the Premier League in 2022/23 and is sure to be their biggest threat when they face off with City.

However, Arsenal will have to make do without William Saliba and potentially Granit Xhaka for this outing.

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Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.

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