Manchester City vs Arsenal: Match details
Match: Manchester City vs Arsenal
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Competition: Premier League
Date: June 17, 2020
Kick-off time: 8:15 pm, June 17, 2020 (UK time)
Stadium: Etihad Stadium
Manchester City have put 16 goals past Arsenal in their last six meetings at the Etihad. Arsenal’s last win away to a top six club was at Manchester City but that was way back in January 2015.
Sergio Agüero has scored 11 goals against Arsenal in 15 appearances.
The Premier League is back after exactly 100 days away and with a headline act on opening night. Manchester City, have already won the Carabao Cup and Community Shield and are still in the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League and are 25 points behind Liverpool is not good enough.
They will know within the next month if they are banned from UEFA competitions and for how long.
Arsenal meanwhile are languishing in ninth place having not finished that low since 1994/95 when they came 12th.
Ederson will be looking to improve on just 13 clean sheets in 31 appearances this season.
Aymeric Laporte has been struggling with injury all season and is back and will most likely start.
Despite John Stones and Nicolás Otamendi also being fit, Guardiola seems wedded to Fernandinho in defence.
At right-back, João Cancelo but surely Kyle Walker will return here.
Benjamin Mendy could come in for the more conservative Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Fernandinho at the back, Rodri will anchor the midfield; the alternative choice is İlkay Gündoğan.
Kevin De Bruyne, who’s racked up 13 goals and 26 assists in 45 appearances for club and county this season.
David Silva could start.
Bernardo could be on the right flank but this would mean Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez are on the bench.
Leroy Sané hasn’t played at all since getting injured in the Community Shield win over Liverpool and has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich, Raheem Sterling is the most likely man to start.
Gabriel Jesus is good but he’s no Sergio Agüero who became the Premier League’s top scoring overseas player, beating the record set by Thierry Henry at Arsenal.
Mikel Arteta, who’s only had 11 league games in charge.
Bernd Leno – Arsenal’s player of the season.
Héctor Bellerín and Kieran Tierney were struggling for fitness in March but both will surely come straight in here.
Rob Holding has played nine times this season.
Flamengo Pablo Marí and David Luiz could be the centre-backs; the other unconvincing options are Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Shkodran Mustafi.
Cédric Soares, is still awaiting his debut for the club.
Granti Xhaka is partnered by Mattéo Guendouzi in midfield.
Dani Ceballos’ energy and running could see him get the nod over Mesut Özil for this tough away game.
Bukayo Saka had been covering at left-back in the absence of Tierney and Sead Kolašinac before the break.
Nicolas Pépé on the right and top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pushed through the middle.
Gabriel Martinelli as well as Alexandre Lacazette, Reiss Nelson and Eddie Nketiah are substitutes.