It will be a colossal test for Arsene Wenger and his boys on Sunday when Arsenal travel to North West to face the rampant leaders Manchester City, who are 5 points clear at the top of the table.
It will be a big duel between Koscielny and Aguero
The league leaders Man City will be missing their defensive mainstay Vincent Kompany as he will be short on match fitness for Sunday. They will also miss new signing Benjamin Mendy who is recovering from his knee injury.
Arsenal will be missing Mustafi, Welbeck and Ospina who all are short on fitness but back in training, so is Calu Chambers who will not be available for selection. Elsewhere Santi Cazorla is another absentee for the Gunners.
City will be going with their 4-3-3 formation and Aguero and Jesus both are expected to start. Ederson will play as the goal keeper as he has been all season.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will change the team completely that faced Red Star in the Europa League. Alexis, Ozil and Lacazette are expected to start and it will be key for the North London side. Mertesacker may be in the defense while Petr Cech will be back in goal, with his deputy Matt Macey on the bench.
Alexis was poised to join City this summer
Manchester City can extend the gap between themselves and Arsenal to 12 points with a win at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
Arsenal will be playing to cut the gap between them and the leaders, but it will be a stern test for the Gunners against the high flying City, who are demolishing all the sides this season so far.
Arsenal are 9 points off the top but will be hoping to come back with at least a point. The Gunners defense will have to be at their premium mode to stop the rampant City attack.
Probable Line Up:
Betting Odds: ( via skybet)
Man City: 4/9
The match will be telecast live on Star Sports Select 1 and HD channels from 19.45 IST on Sunday for the Indian viewers.