Man City vs Arsenal predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture today

Mikel Arteta will attempt to help Arsenal pick up their first points of the season when he takes his side to Manchester City and his old boss Pep Guardiola.

The Gunners have been dismal in their two early Premier League matches, failing to score a goal en route to two defeats, but they returned to winning ways in midweek by thrashing West Brom in the League Cup.

Man City have won and lost in their opening games so far, but most of this week has been spent in the headlines due to transfers which ultimately haven’t happened; Harry Kane staying at Tottenham and Cristiano Ronaldo heading to Man United.

The arrival of Jack Grealish still gives the reigning champions a huge new boost in attack though, and they’ll again be the team to stop this season.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.

When is the game?

The match kicks off at 12:30pm on Saturday 28 August at the Etihad Stadium.

Where can I watch it?

The game will be shown live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. Subscribers can stream the match via the BT Sport app and desktop website.

What is the team news?

City will be without Benjamin Mendy for the foreseeable future as he has been suspended after being charged with multiple counts of rape and kept in police custody after an initial court hearing. Phil Foden remains sidelined through injury, as does Kevin de Bruyne.

Arsenal are set to make changes despite a big midweek win in the League Cup. Thomas Partey, Eddie Nketiah, Gabriel Magalhaes, Hector Bellerin and Ben White are all out. Keiran Tierney and Bukayo Saka have knocks, but are likely starters anyway.

Predicted line-ups

MCI – Ederson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo; Silva, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, Jesus, Grealish

ARS – Leno; Cedric, Holding, Mari, Tierney; Lokonga, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe; Aubameyang


Man City 3/10

Draw 11/2

Arsenal 12/1


City to run riot and prolong Arsenal’s painful start to the season. Three games, no wins, no goals, no points. City 3-0 Arsenal.

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