Man City out to break 37-year Arsenal jinx

Bareth Barry says it’s time Manchester City ended its 37-year long winless streak when the club travels to Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.

The last time the Citizens managed a league win away to the Gunners was in 1975, when Tony Book’s side won a 3-2 thriller at Highbury. Barry believes that City now has the firepower to end a run that has seen the club unable to score a single goal in its last six visits to Arsene Wenger’s team.

“I wasn’t aware it had been so long. Football is like that sometimes, but 37 years is extraordinary and records like that are rare but there to be broken,” Barry told City’s official website. “We have to go to the Emirates, play as well as we know we are capable of and see if we can put an end to our poor run of league results on their ground.”

Barry recognizes that the game will be no walk over, having been part of a City squad that struggled to a 1-1 draw at home to Arsenal earlier in the campaign.

“They played some great football and they surprised me just how good they were that day and though we drew 1-1, they will be disappointed they’ve not played as well as that more often this season,” Barry said.

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