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Arsenal vs Manchester City: Team news, Head to Head and Predicted lineup

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and assistant Mikel Arteta

Arsenal will play host to Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday at the Emirate Stadium.

Both sides have endured a disappointing campaign, with Arsenal currently sitting in ninth position while City are 14 points behind European Champions Liverpool.

Arsenal team news

The Gunners will be without club record signing Nicolas Pepe, having picked up an injury (Knee bruising) which saw him sidelined during the Gunners 2-2 draw against Standard Liege in the Europa League on Thursday.

Other players who will miss Sunday’s crucial game due to injury includes Hector Bellerin (hamstring). He is set to undergo a fitness test but Kieran Tierney (shoulder), Granit Xhaka (concussion), Rob Holding (knee) and Danny Ceballos (hamstring).

Manchester City team news

City’s top scorer Sergio Aguero and defender John Stones, are both ruled out due to thigh injuries.

Goalkeeper Ederson has recovered from illness, while David Silva will be monitored after suffering a knock which saw him miss their Champions League game against Dinamo Zagreb.

Head to Head

The Sky Blues have won their last four Premier League clash with Arsenal. City have won their last two Premier League away games against Arsenal – more than they had in their previous 32 top-flight visits to Highbury/Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal haven’t lost five consecutive top-flight matches against one side since doing so versus Manchester United between September 1983 and August 1985.

Arsenal possible starting lineup

[4-2-3-1] Leno; Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac; Guendouzi, Torreira; Pepe, Ozil, Martinelli; Aubameyang

Man City possible starting lineup

[4-3-3] Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Mendy; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Bernardo, Jesus, Sterling

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