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Manchester City v Arsenal: match preview




Manchester City v Arsenal: probable starters in bold, contenders in light

Manchester City were knocked out of the FA Cup semi-finals the last time Pep Guardiola’s side played Arsenal and Mikel Arteta’s team have started their league campaign as impressively. Arsenal have taken nine from 12 points while City have four from nine and, with Kevin De Bruyne out, this is another firm test of where the home side is at. Jamie Jackson

Saturday 5.30pm Sky Sports Premier League

Venue Etihad Stadium

Last season Manchester City 3 Arsenal 0

Odds H 1-2 A 6-1 D 4-1

Referee Chris Kavanagh

This season G3 Y13 R0 4.33 cards/game

MANCHESTER CITY

Subs from Steffen, Carson, García, Doyle, Harwood-Bellis, Delap, Palmer, Zinchenko, Cancelo, Gündogan, Stones, Agüero

Doubtful Agüero (match fitness), Sterling (match fitness)

Injured Jesus (match fitness, 20 Oct), De Bruyne (muscular, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y5 R0

Form WLD

Leading scorers Aké, De Bruyne, Foden, Jesus, Sterling 1

ARSENAL

Subs from Rúnarsson, Macey, Saliba, Tierney, Soares, Papastathopoulos, Kolasinac, Ceballos, Elneny, Willock, Nelson, Pépé, Saka, Özil, Nketiah, Smith Rowe

Doubtful Tierney (isolation), Smith Rowe (shoulder)

Injured Mustafi (thigh, 31 Oct), Marí (ankle, 31 Oct), Chambers (knee, Dec), Martinelli (knee, Jan)

Suspended None

Discipline Y4 R0

Form WWLW

Leading scorer Lacazette 3

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