Manchester City will look to increase the pressure on Mikel Arteta when they host Arsenal in Saturday’s early kick-off.
Manchester City earned their first win of the season last weekend, easing to a 5-0 victory over Norwich City.
Jack Grealish scored his first City goal in the win, with Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez also among the goals.
Arsenal’s poor start to the season continued when they were beaten 2-0 at home by Chelsea last weekend.
They did thrash West Brom 6-0 in the EFL Cup midweek though, with Pierre Emerick Aubameyang scoring a hat-trick.
Manchester City won both meetings 1-0 last term, with Sterling scoring the winner in both fixtures.
Arsenal are without a win in the last 11 Premier League matches between the two, a run stretching back to 2015.
Last five Premier League meetings
Arsenal 0 Manchester City 1 – 21/02/21
Manchester City 1 Arsenal 0 – 17/10/20
Manchester City 3 Arsenal 0 – 17/06/20
Arsenal 0 Manchester City 3 – 15/12/19
Manchester City 3 Arsenal 1 – 03/02/19
Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden will both miss out for City; however they should have everyone else available.
Sterling has a good scoring record against Arsenal and should replace Ferran Torres in the XI.
Aubameyang will earn his first league start of the season following his midweek hat-trick.
Bukayo Saka is a doubt, whilst Ben White, Thomas Partey and Gabriel remain out.
Expected starting XI’s
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Silva, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, Sterling, Grealish
Arsenal (4-3-3): Leno; Soares, Chambers, Holding, Tierney; Xhaka, Lokonga; Pepe, Odegaard, Smith-Rowe; Aubameyang
Result: Manchester City
Manchester City have won their last eight league matches against Arsenal
Correct Score: 2-0
Both victories last term saw under 2.5 goals scored and something similar is expected here
Anytime Goalscorer: Raheem Sterling
Sterling has scored in his last four league meetings with Arsenal