Arsenal v Manchester City: The last five meetings between two English giants of the Women's Super League

Arsenal and Manchester City finished first and second in the Women's Super League last season (PA Images)
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Since the Women's Super League was formed in 2011, one of Arsenal or Manchester City have finished as either champions or runners-up in all but two of the eight seasons.

Along with Chelsea, they make up the big three in women's football in England and have had a number of sterling battles over the years.

As we gear up for the pair to face off on Sunday - a match which you can follow live on here on NewsChain - let's take a look back at the last five meetings between the two.

Arsenal 1-0 Manchester City - Women's Super League (May 11, 2019)

Arsenal's Katie McCabe (left) celebrates with teammates Sari Van Veenendaal (centre) and Dominque Bloodworth (right)

The last time these two sides met was just five months ago in the final round of 2018/19 WSL fixtures.

Emma Mitchell's stunning 25-yard pile-driver two minutes from the end gave The Gunners a winning end to the campaign and with it came City's first league defeat of the season.

In fact, the last two away league defeats for the blue side of Manchester have come against Arsenal, with the other one discussed later in the piece.

Arsenal 0-0 Manchester City (2-4 pens) - FA Women's League Cup (February 23, 2019)

Manchester City's Steph Houghton lifts the trophy after her side win the the FA Women's League Cup (PA Images)

Arsenal's league win at the end of last season was revenge for City's FA Women's League Cup triumph less than three months earlier.

It was a deserved one as well after Nikita Parris and Janine Beckie both hit the crossbar in normal time, while Steph Houghton saw her effort denied superbly by Sari van Veenendaal.

The game went to penalties and it was Beckie who tucked away the winning spot kick following two saves from City and England shot stopper Karen Bardsley.

Manchester City 2-0 Arsenal - Women's Super League (December 2, 2018)

Georgia Stanway scored 11 goals in the Women's Super League last season (PA Images)

Arsenal went into this one back in December of last year having won all of the first nine WSL games of the season.

They had the chance to extend their lead at the top of the table to nine points over City, but Georgia Stanway had other ideas.

The English striker scored a poacher's goal inside the first 20 minutes and then rounded off a wonderful performance with a sensational solo goal to give her side all three points.

Arsenal 2-1 Manchester City - Women's Super League (May 12, 2018)

Alex Scott said goodbye to her supporters in her final home game for the club (PA Images)

Arsenal said goodbye to a legend of the club as they ran out 2-1 winners in Alex Scott's final home game for The Gunners.

Nadia Nadim's 11th minute strike gave City a half-time lead, but goals from Danielle van de Donk and Beth Mead gave the hosts the victory to give Scott a fond farewell.

The result would ultimately end City's hopes of challenging for the title as they fell six points behind Chelsea with just two games remaining - a gap they failed to close.

Arsenal 1-0 Manchester City - FA Women's League Cup (March 14, 2018)

Arsenal Women celebrate winning the League Cup in 2018 (PA Images)

City were the fancied team heading into this final as they held all three major domestic trophies - the Women's FA Cup, the Women's Super League One title and the League Cup.

But Dutch striker Vivianne Miedema bagged the only goal of the game to give Arsenal a record fifth FA Women's League Cup victory.

So, Arsenal lead the head-to-head over the last five games between the two sides.

Who will come out on top this Sunday? Make sure you follow all the goals as they go in through our live updates on the NewsChain website.