Premier League giants look to bounce back in Europe

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London, Nov 6: English champions Manchester City and Premier League rivals Arsenal and Chelsea look to bounce back in Match Day 4 of the UEFA Champions League group matches following defeats in their previous outing.

City are on the brink of crashing out for the second successive time in case if Ajax, who beat them in Match Day 3, manage to beat the Premier League champions at the Etihad Stadium.

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Manager Roberto Mancini is yet to deliver a trophy in Europe's elite competitions, the Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. But any hopes of qualifying to the last-16 could drop if City's millionaires fail to deliver three points. With only 1 point in three games, the Citizens need other results to go in their favour too.

Unlike City's miserable condition, Arsenal are comfortably placed second, a point below Schalke in group B with 6 points. The Gunners ended their long home record of wins against German opponents when they lost 2-0 last time out. But Arsene Wenger's side face a difficult task on the road due to fresh injury concerns and poor recent form.

Meanwhile, London rivals and defending European champions Chelsea, who were tormented by Shakhtar Donetsk a fortnight ago, host the Ukrainian giants at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

Chelsea are currently second with 4 points in three games and eye nothing less than a win as Juventus hang below with three points.

However, Manchester United are favourites to go through from the group stages with a 100 per cent record. The Red Devils travel to Portugal to face Sporting Braga on Match Day 4. United have so far three in three while Braga sit on third place, a point below CFR Cluj.

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