Manchester City vs Arsenal: Predicted lineups/team news, TV/live stream information and kick off time

With the international break now over Manchester City return to Premier League action this weekend. Pep Guardiola’s side will host Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium in a top of the table clash.

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Sunday’s game could potentially have massive implications in this season’s title race. With one point separating Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table, the clash between City and Arsenal is an opportunity for both teams to seize the initiative in the title race. A victory for either side is the opportunity to send a message to their opponent and Liverpool as the season reaches the penultimate stage.

Manchester City team news

Manchester City will head into Sunday’s game with several injury concerns. Pep Guardiola’s side picked up several injury concerns during the recent internationals. It is an unwanted distraction for the world champions ahead of such a critical game at the Etihad Stadium.

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John Stones, Kyle Walker, Manuel Akanji, and Matheus Nunes have all picked up injury concerns while playing for their countries. Kyle Walker and John Stones were both substituted early during England’s friendlies against Brazil and Belgium, respectively. Pep Guardiola will be hoping that the injuries suffered by the pair aren’t too serious with a hectic schedule coming up for the treble winners. A further update on the status of City’s squad is expected when Pep Guardiola faces the media on Friday.

Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish, and Ederson all missed the last round of internationals due to injury. There was positive news for Manchester City with Kevin De Bruyne and Jack Grealish returning to training this week ahead of Sunday’s game. Ederson was expected to be out for a month due to the thigh injury he suffered during Manchester City’s 1-all draw with Liverpool earlier this month. Sunday’s game may come too soon for the City keeper.

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Predicted Manchester City lineup: Stefan Ortega, Rico Lewis, Ruben Dias, Josko Gvardiol, Nathan Ake, Rodri, Mateo Kovacic, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden, Kevin De Bruyne, Erling Haaland.

Arsenal team news

Arsenal has several players in doubt due to injury. Bukayo Saka and Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes. The pair withdrew from international duty with hamstring and achilles issues, respectively. Their withdrawal from international duty was perceived to be a precautionary measure. The pair could feature for the Gunners on Sunday.

Jurrien Timber and Gabriel Martinelli are also in doubt for Sunday’s match. Timber has been out all season due to an ACL injury he sustained during Arsenal’s Community Shield win over Manchester City. Martinelli has missed Arsenal’s past two games due to a foot injury. An update is expected on the status of Arsenal’s squad when Mikel Arteta faces the media for his pre-game press conference on Friday.

Predicted Arsenal starting lineup: David Raya, Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior, Declan Rice, Jorginho, Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Jesus, Kai Havertz, Bukayo Saka.

Kick-off time

Sunday’s match between Manchester City and Arsenal is set for a 16:30pm (UK time) kick-off.

TV/Live Stream information

SkySports will be broadcasting the game live in the UK. For international viewers head to for all broadcasting information.

Tags Arsenal Ben White Bernardo Silva Bukayo Saka David Raya Declan Rice Ederson English Premier League Erling Haaland Gabriel Gabriel Jesus Gabriel Martinelli Jack Grealish John Stones Jorginho Josko Gvardiol Jurrien Timber Kai Havertz Kevin De Bruyne Kyle Walker Liverpool Manchester City Manuel Akanji Mateo Kovacic Matheus Nunes Mikel Arteta Nathan Ake Pep Guardiola Phil Foden Rico Lewis Rodri Ruben Dias Stefan Ortega