- Tom Cayless
Michael Oliver appointed as referee for Manchester City vs Arsenal
As the possibility of a treble looms for Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, the blues host table-toppers Arsenal in the Premier League. If City win, they'll go two points behind the Gunners with two games in hand and a superior goal difference. Michael Oliver has been appointed referee for the big game this Wednesday, kicking off at 20:00 (UK).
With Michael Oliver in charge, City have picked up the most wins of any Premier League side with a total of 31 victories in 41 games. Arsenal's record, on the other hand, isn't the greatest: Mikel Arteta's side have suffered 16 losses under Oliver's officiating - the fourth-worst record within the Premier League.
So far this season, the 38-year-old has dished out 74 yellow cards (2.96 per game) and just one red. Most notably for City fans, Oliver has refereed the Premier League champions twice this season: the 2-0 victory at West Ham, on the opening day, when Erling Haaland bagged his first goals for City and the 6-3 derby win at the Etihad courtesy of Phil Foden and Haaland hat-tricks.
Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistants: Stuart Burt & Ian Hussin
Fourth Official: Craig Pawson
VAR: David Coote
Assistant VAR: Eddie Smart
Written by: @tomcayless_
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