Pep Guardiola’s side have only dropped points once this season – being held to a 1-1 draw by Everton – and can move, temporarily at least, eight points clear of second-placed Manchester United by defeating the Gunners.
However, City have struggled against Arsene Wenger’s team in recent years, with their only win in nine games against the north Londoners coming last season. On top of that, Arsenal are enjoying a solid run of form right now, with 10 wins in their last 12 fixtures in all competitions – losing only once in that time frame.
So, who has been selected to start at the Etihad? The confirmed teams can be seen, in full, below…
Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Delph, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Sane
Substitutes: Bravo, Danilo, Gundogan, Mangala, Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus, Toure
Arsenal XI: Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Coquelin, Ramsey, Ozil, Iwobi, Sanchez
Substitutes: Debuchy, Lacazette, Wilshere, Giroud, Walcott, Elneny, Macey