Manchester City and Arsenal Complete Their Pre-Season With a Friendly Match in Finland

Manchester City vs. Arsenal - Matchup and Team LogosManchester City and Arsenal meet in a friendly match on August 10th, 2013 at the Olympiastadion in Helsinki, Finland. This is the last pre-season game for both teams and the final test before the start of the new season.

Arsenal won all of their games during their July tour of Asia. The wins included a 7-0 beating against Indonesia All Stars, 7-1 win vs. Vietnam, 3-1 win vs. Nagoya Grampus Eight and 2-1 win vs. Urawa Red Diamonds. Earlier this month during the Emirates Cup in London, Arsenal tied with Napoli 2-2 and lost to Galatasaray 1-2.

Manchester City played four games this summer. In the Barclays Asia Trophy tournament, they beat South China and Sunderland 1-0 each; then, in the Audi Cup 2013 in Munich, they won against AC Milan 5-3 and lost to Bayern Munich 1-2.

Both teams lost their last pre-season match and will be looking to bounce back.

Let's take a look at the odds for the upcoming game in Helsinki:

Manchester City: 21/20
Draw: 5/2
Arsenal: 39/20

Manchester City are the favourites. A $100 bet on Dzeko and company could return $105 in profit, while the same bet on Arsenal could return $195 in profit.

Manchester City have been active during the summer transfer season. After selling Carlos Tevez to Juventus, they have brought on Stevan Jovetic from Fiorentina at 26.000.000€, Alvaro Negredo at 25.000.000€ and Jesus Navas from Sevilla at 20.000.000€.

Arsenal, on the other hand, have been fairly quiet thus far during the summer mercato.

This should be an interesting game.

The kick-off is at 14:00 GMT (UTC).