Man City vs Arsenal FC LIVE! Latest team news, lineups, prediction, TV and Premier League 2020/21 match stream

Man City vs Arsenal LIVE!

Arsenal are looking to continue their excellent start to the season as they begin a nightmare run of fixtures with a trip to Manchester City today.

Mikel Arteta’s Gunners have won three out of four in the Premier League but now face a testing run, with the start of their Europa League campaign sandwiched between games against City, Leicester and Manchester United.

City, meanwhile, will be hoping to bounce back to winning ways following a 1-1 draw with Leeds and a 5-2 thumping at the hands of Leicester prior to the international break.

With kick-off at 5:30pm BST, follow the match action, news and reaction with James Robson at the Etihad!

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Kick-off time and venue

Manchester City vs Arsenal is scheduled for a 5:30pm BST kick-off today.

The match will be behind closed doors at Etihad Stadium with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.

How to watch

TV channel: Manchester City vs Arsenal will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Main Event, and is available via Now TV with a day pass for £9.99.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app, with a mobile month pass available for £5.99.

Team news

Thomas Partey is unlikely to start for Arsenal given he has only trained a few times with his new team-mates. The midfielder arrived at Arsenal on transfer deadline day for £45million from Atletico Madrid, but he only trained for the first time on Thursday after being away on international duty with Ghana.

It means Dani Ceballos and Granit Xhaka are likely to play in midfield for Arsenal, although Mohamed Elneny is pushing to start too. In defence, Mikel Arteta is expected to be have Kieran Tierney available – who has been in quarantine after being in close contact with his Scotland team-mate Stuart Armstrong, who tested positive for Covid-19 last week.

Tierney has since tested negative for the virus and Arsenal want him to play, with Celtic boss Neil Lennon confirming the Gunners have permission to play him after revealing he has not been allowed to select his players who were in close contact with Armstrong. That means a back three of Gabriel, Tierney and Rob Holding are likely to start at the Etihad, unless David Luiz is given the nod instead.

In attack, Alexandre Lacazette is expected to lead the line and he will be flanked by Willian and captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Arsenal predicted lineup (3-4-3): Leno; Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles; Willian, Lacazette, Aubameyang

Kevin de Bruyne is out for City after leaving Belgium’s camp early, as is Raheem Sterling, who pulled out of England’s squad before the international break began.

Prediction: Man City 2-1 Arsenal

Mikel Arteta got the better of his old master in last season’s FA Cup semi-final and will surely employ a similar approach, but Tierney will be a huge miss, both for his defensive solidity and the balance he brings going forward.

City can ill-afford to lose further early ground in the title race.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Arsenal have not beaten Man City in the league since 2015, though they have come out on top in two FA Cup semi-finals in the same period.

In all, the clubs have met on 200 occasions, with Arsenal winning 98, City 57 and the other 45 ending in draws.

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