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PremierLeague-News.Com - Man City vs Arsenal LIVE! Arsenal are looking to continue their excellent start to the season as they begin a nightmare run of fixtures with a trip to Manchester City today. Mikel Arteta's Gunners have won three out of four in the Premier League but now face a testing run, with the start of their Europa League campaign sandwiched between games against City, Leicester and
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Man City vs Arsenal LIVE! Arsenal are looking to continue their excellent start to the season as they begin a nightmare run of fixtures with a trip to Manchester City today. Mikel Arteta's Gunners have won three out of four in the Premier League but now face a testing run, with the start of their Europa League campaign sandwiched between games against City, Leicester and Manchester United. City, meanwhile, will be hoping to bounce back to winning ways following a 1-1 draw with Leeds and a 5-2 thumping at the hands of Leicester prior to the international break. Follow the match action, news and reaction with James Robson at the Etihad! Rob Holding warm-up injury; David Luiz starts Arsenal team news: Tierney starts; Partey a sub Man City lineup: Aguero and Foden start Arteta backs Partey to offer X-Factor Guardiola highlights risk with De Bruyne out Live Updates New updates availableRefresh 2020-10-17T16:40:31.203Z 9 mins: It's an interesting set up from Arsenal with Willian playing through the middle of Aubameyang and Pepe. Perhaps Arteta is trying to cause confusion in a City defence that looks a touch makeshift with Rodri in the centre and Ake at left back. 2020-10-17T16:38:35.666Z 7 mins: A good break from City and Aguero probably should have done better with a header from code range after Mahrez' cross. He couldn't keep his effort down. 2020-10-17T16:31:58.490Z 1 min: Mahrez from distance has the first effort. His curling left foot shot goes just wide. Advertisement 2020-10-17T16:31:04.776Z KICK OFF! Arsenal get us started. 2020-10-17T16:30:19.333Z There's a change to Arsenal's team. Luiz comes in because Holding was injured in the warm up. 2020-10-17T16:29:06.213Z This is a chance for Arsenal to move within a point of Premier League leaders Everton - and who could have predicted they would be our top two even at such an early stage of the season?It's been a bright start for Arsenal - but this is a real proving ground for Arteta. If he gets one over his former boss, people will start to think something very special is happening under him. Advertisement 2020-10-17T16:25:08.933Z Raheem Sterling knows Mikel Arteta well and he's full of praise for Pep Guardiola's former assistant:"You can see the change that he’s brought in there, you can see the energy, you can see how much he’s put into them with their off-ball work. We all knew before Mikel got in how much good football they could play, how technically good they were but probably off the field they weren’t as aggressive as they are with Mikel. They run their socks off now, you can see why they benefited with some good results recently.” 2020-10-17T16:11:12.306Z Tierney startsArsenal are able to include left-back Kieran Tierney after his period of self-isolation, while Rob Holding, Granit Xhaka and Nicolas Pepe replacing David Luiz, Mohamed Elneny and Eddie Nketiah.New signing Thomas Partey is among the substitutes, but we may well see him later on. 2020-10-17T16:10:47.056Z Aguero returnsSo, Sergio Aguero is back to start for Man City, but Aymeric Laporte was missing from the matchday squad.Aguero makes his first appearance since suffering a knee injury against Burnley in June, while Nathan Ake lines up alongside Ruben Dias in defence. Those were two of four changes for City as Bernardo Silva replaces the injured Kevin De Bruyne and Joao Cancelo comes in for Benjamin Mendy. Advertisement 2020-10-17T15:33:58.396Z Man City team newsStarting XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Ake, Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Foden, Mahrez, Aguero, SterlingSubs: Stones, Gundogan, Steffen, Torres, Fernandinho, Delap, Garcia 2020-10-17T15:33:38.916Z Arsenal team news Starting XI: Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka, Willian, Pepe, AubameyangSubs: Thomas Partey, Lacazette, Runarsson, Maitland-Niles, Luiz, Elneny, Nketiah 2020-10-17T15:29:32.340Z Starting lineups incoming... Advertisement 2020-10-17T14:58:28.666Z Team news will be out at 4:30pm, so watch this space... 2020-10-17T14:28:28.273Z A season like no other?This campaign has already thrown up several stunning results, with City beaten 5-2 at home to Leicester last month while Aston Villa battered Liverpool 7-2 immediately before the international break.But Guardiola expects a return to the status quo soon, adding: "It's an exceptional situation - and all around the world it's exceptional, these six, seven, eight goals per game it's not normal."I think it will settle normally. There's a lot of teams, many games especially in Europe and it will be difficult to know exactly what is going on.
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.106Z Premier League resultsToday's early match saw a thrilling Merseyside derby end 2-2 at Goodison Park.That result leaves Everton top with 13 points from five games, and Liverpool second on 10 points.While it's not necessarily healthy to pay too much attention to the table early doors, that draw means Arsenal could go within a point of League leaders Everton if they win today in Manchester. Advertisement 2020-10-17T13:15:56.000Z Pep talks up ArtetaGuardiola says it is no shock to him that Arteta has provided a sense of stability at Arsenal, leading them to FA Cup glory last season, defeating his former club and old boss en route to lifting the trophy."Maybe we should clarify who's the master and who's the apprentice first," Guardiola said. "All the people who know him, we didn't have any doubts about what he's doing in a short period of time."He settled really well and the way his team is playing right now is perfect for the quality they have. He was able to get Arsenal back to the position where they were a long time ago."He's doing really well in all competitions. Mikel is a competitor and a fighter. All the people who love him, we are more than happy with what he's doing in London." 2020-10-17T12:45:56.000Z Guardiola won't rush Jesus Gabriel Jesus will be absent today with no chances being taken on his injury, but Guardiola offered a more upbeat assessment about the Brazilian's fellow striker Sergio Aguero. City's record goal-scorer has recently returned to training following a knee operation in June that saw him miss key fixtures at the end of last season and the Argentinian could be included in the matchday squad to face Arsenal. "He's trained well and we are happy, we need a striker, we played without them but he's trained three or four days, we are happy to see him back on the pitch after a long time," Guardiola said. 2020-10-17T12:12:00.913Z Guardiola: De Bruyne absence shows players are at risk Pep Guardiola believes Kevin De Bruyne was pushed to the limit by the swift turnaround in Premier League seasons, and has urged footballing authorities to take steps to reduce players' heavy workload. De Bruyne will miss the game against Arsenal today after he returned from Belgium duty with an unspecified knock, which also seems set to rule him out of City's Champions League opener against Porto next week. Guardiola was reluctant to put a timeframe on De Bruyne's recovery but revealed the playmaker having just eight days' rest in-between top-flight campaigns allied to a lack of pre-season were likely contributors to his injury. "Kevin said he had eight days after last season which was incredibly demanding," Guardiola said. "No pre-season, eight days off, eight days holidays, he was with his family with his newborn, he has to be at home. "He cannot go on holiday, rest, he trained here and played really good as always but at the end the boy has a limit and he gets injured. It's too much. Hopefully we go with the new ideas the Premier League has, they will point to quality and not quantity - if not we'll rubbish this incredible sport." Advertisement 2020-10-17T12:06:08.766Z How will Arsenal line up?So, here's how we see the Gunners shaping up today...Predicted XI (3-4-3): Leno; Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles; Willian, Lacazette, Aubameyang 2020-10-17T11:31:38.000Z Tierney set to play after quarantine Mikel Arteta is expected to be have Kieran Tierney available - who has been in quarantine after being in close contact with his Scotland team-mate Stuart Armstrong, who tested positive for Covid-19 last week.Photo: GettyTierney has since tested negative for the virus and Arsenal want him to play, with Celtic boss Neil Lennon confirming the Gunners have permission to play him after revealing he has not been allowed to select his players who were in close contact with Armstrong.That means a back three of Gabriel, Tierney and Rob Holding are likely to start at the Etihad, unless David Luiz is given the nod instead. Next Kick-off time and venue Manchester City vs Arsenal is scheduled for a 5:30pm BST kick-off today. The match will be behind closed doors at Etihad Stadium with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus. How to watch TV channel: Manchester City vs Arsenal will be shown live on Sky Sports' Main Event, and is available via Now TV with a day pass for £9.99. Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app, with a mobile month pass available for £5.99. Team news Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Ake, Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Foden, Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling Subs: Stones, Gundogan, Steffen, Torres, Fernandinho, Delap, Garcia Arsenal XI: Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka, Willian, Pepe, Aubameyang Subs: Thomas Partey, Lacazette, Runarsson, Maitland-Niles, Luiz, Elneny, Nketiah Referee: Chris Kavanagh Prediction: Man City 2-1 Arsenal Mikel Arteta got the better of his old master in last season's FA Cup semi-final and will surely employ a similar approach, but Tierney will be a huge miss, both for his defensive solidity and the balance he brings going forward. City can ill-afford to lose further early ground in the title race. Head to head (h2h) history and results Arsenal have not beaten Man City in the league since 2015, though they have come out on top in two FA Cup semi-finals in the same period. In all, the clubs have met on 200 occasions, with Arsenal winning 98, City 57 and the other 45 ending in draws. We may earn commission from some of the links in this article, but we never allow this to influence our content. This revenue helps to fund journalism across The Evening Standard.
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