Arsenal haven’t any new reported damage issues following their midweek Europa League draw in opposition to Usual Liege.
Hector Bellerin and Nicolas Pepe are doubts with respective thigh and knee accidents, whilst Kieran Tierney is out after dislocating his shoulder.
Manchester Town can be with out peak scorer Sergio Aguero and defender John Stones, who each have thigh accidents.
Goalkeeper Ederson has recovered from sickness whilst David Silva can be monitored after struggling a knock.
MOTD COMMENTATOR’S NOTES
@Guymowbray: As Pep Guardiola brings up 200 video games answerable for Manchester Town, their faltering try to win a 3rd successive Premier League identify has precipitated some communicate that this may well be the start of the tip.
Whilst most effective he’ll have an actual inkling about that, there IS the likelihood that it will quickly be the beginning of his assistant Mikel Arteta’s profession as the primary guy in rate – at Arsenal.
The previous Gunners midfielder is up there along Carlo Ancelotti because the bookmakers’ favourites to prevail Unai Emery, with meantime boss Freddie Ljungberg’s potentialities rated a lot decrease.
A primary Arsenal win in 8 league video games in opposition to Town may just trade the order, however that too is the outdoor wager.
VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT
Manchester Town supervisor Pep Guardiola: “We can watch the former Arsenal video games and determine what they are going to do. Arsenal have an ordinary taste of play.
“They’ve high quality between the strains with [Mesut] Ozil and [Alexandre] Lacazette.”
Will Arsenal win? No.
Manchester Town received conveniently in Europe on Wednesday night time after making a couple of adjustments and I’m anticipating to peer a reaction to their derby defeat when their regulars go back to motion for this one.
Lawro’s complete predictions v comic and creator David Baddiel
- Arsenal have misplaced their closing 5 video games in opposition to Manchester Town, together with the 2018 League Cup ultimate, which gave Pep Guardiola his first trophy in rate.
- The opposite 4 defeats got here within the league – Arsenal have not misplaced 5 consecutive top-flight suits in opposition to one aspect since doing so as opposed to Manchester United between September 1983 and August 1985.
- Arsenal’s win at West Ham closing weekend used to be their first in 8 league video games.
- They have not received any in their closing 5 house suits in all competitions, dropping the closing two.
- The Gunners have received 5 in their 16 Premier League video games in 2019-20, precisely part as many as at this degree closing season.
- They’ve stored only one blank sheet at house on this season’s Premier League.
- Arsenal may just concede the hole function in a 6th successive Premier League fit for the primary time.
- They’ve received 10 issues from dropping positions within the Premier League this season – no different aspect has earned extra.
- All 5 of Alexandre Lacazette’s objectives this season have come at house.
- Manchester Town have already misplaced 4 Premier League video games this season, as many as they did in the entire of 2018-19.
- Their tally of 32 issues is Pep Guardiola’s worst go back after the primary 16 suits of a top-flight season in his managerial profession.
- Town stay the highest flight’s main scorers with 44 objectives.
- They might equivalent their membership report via scoring in a 20th successive Premier League away fit, set from March 2014 to March 2015.
- Guardiola’s aspect have received 10 in their previous 11 top-flight video games in London.