Manchester City vs Arsenal – A Combined XI Featuring The Stars From Both The Teams
Manchester City will welcome Arsenal at the Etihad stadium on Sunday, looking to tighten their grasp on the top spot in the Premier League. There will undoubtedly be a lot of drama on the field, especially when it comes to the future of Alexis Sanchez. Pep Guardiola is believed to be continuing his pursuit of the Chilean, which could pave way for some interesting events on Sunday.
As far as previous encounters go, City have frustrated the Gunners since the last time the Premier League trophy was lifted in north London – and this weekend is unlikely to be any different, considering the forms of both clubs.
Manchester City And Arsenal Combined Lineup
City have maintained quite a few clean sheets in the new season so far, and that is mainly due to the heroics of Ederson in goal, which should see him land a starting spot on Sunday.
Kyle Walker (RB)
At right-back is likely to be Kyle Walker. He has been stoic for City so far, and Guardiola is likely to start him on Sunday as well.
Nicolas Otamendi (CB)
City’s defending has been quite strong, and Otamendi has been a big reason behind that. His timely interceptions and tackles have restricted the best of the best, and he is likely to retain his spot.
Nacho Monreal (CB)
The Spaniard has been phenomenal for the Gunners so far and has been their unsung hero. He’s completely reliable and seems impenetrable right now.
Sead Kolasinac (LB)
The Arsenal summer signing has been remarkable since arriving and has added a completely different dimension to the Gunners’ defence. The Arsenal left wing looks solid and that is purely because of him.
The player has been notching up impressive performances for City, either directly or indirectly. His presence continues to be crucial for Guardiola’s side, and the player is likely to play his usual role.
David Silva (CM)
The undisputed king of assists, Silva has been quietly making a lot of impact for City. He is creative and knows how to get what he wants.
Kevin de Bruyne (CM)
The player’s progress has been astounding and he has been instrumental in all of City’s wins so far.
Alexis Sanchez (LW)
Despite all the drama surrounding his impending transfer, Sanchez continues to be crucial for the Gunners up front, and Wenger is likely to hand the Chilean a start against his (possible) future employers.
Raheem Sterling (RW)
Sterling’s presence is a driving force in City’s sharp attacks. He will undoubtedly be a key player for the home side, if Guardiola provides him with a start.
Sergio Aguero (CF)
When there is Aguero in the mix, it becomes really hard to choose anybody else over him. The perfect combination of experience and talent, Aguero has been scoring goals day in and day out and finds a place in this XI.