Arsenal.com's Nick Teale uses the Bettorlogic form lab to analyse the statistics ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash with Manchester City.
Saturday's visitors to Emirates Stadium have an eye on Champions League football, and one of the things which has helped them to fifth in the Premier League table has been their away form.
Last season Manchester City collected 11 points on the road - only Stoke City and relegated West Brom and Middlesbrough managed fewer points away from home.
This term they have already doubled that tally. Roberto Mancini's side have 25 away points with two fixtures left to play away from the City of Manchester Stadium. However, Arsenal's next opponents have only won 35 per cent of their 17 away games, collecting an average of 1.47 points per game.
City have scored 2.38 per game when Vincent Kompany starts - a 30 per cent increase on City's average number of away goals this term. And they concede 15 per cent fewer goals when Pablo Zabaleta starts.
Dutchman Nigel de Jong joined City from Hamburg in last season's January transfer window. The midfielder has cemented his place in the City squad, making 54 first-team appearances in the 15 months since joining the Blues. But he is yet to score a goal in over 70 hours of football for the Eastlands side.
One player not shy of goals for Mancini's side is Carlos Tevez. The Argentine forward moved from local rivals Manchester United in the summer and has netted an impressive 28 goals in 41 appearances for City.
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