[Image] Arsenal vs Man City: Star-studded combined XI featuring 2 Gunners and 9 Cityzens

Arsenal vs Manchester City Prediction: Combined line-up

A struggling Arsenal take on defending champions Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Both sides have had a disappointing season so far, with the Gunners currently sitting at ninth place and seven points behind fourth-placed Chelsea. Meanwhile, City have been inconsistent at times this season, which saw them slip to third in the league standings.

However, Pep Guardiola’s City are 10 points in front of Freddie Ljungberg’s Arsenal but the 2-1 derby loss to Manchester United in their last league game has left them 14 points behind leaders Liverpool.

Manchester City players celebrate after scoring. (Getty Images)
Manchester City players celebrate after scoring. (Getty Images)

Combined Arsenal-Manchester City line-up

Formation: 4-3-3

Ederson (GK)

The Brazilian is, without a doubt, one of the best in the league and has kept 5 clean sheets so far this season.

Kyle Walker (RB)

The Englishman has been a regular in the squad for some time now. He has been crucial for Man City since arriving at the club.

Kyle Walker in action for Manchester City. (Getty Images)
Kyle Walker in action for Manchester City. (Getty Images)

Nicolas Otamendi (CB)

With John Stones injured, the veteran defender gets the nod. A tough defender in his prime, Otamendi is prone to mistakes these days.

Fernandinho (CB)

In the absence of Aymeric Laporte, the seasoned Brazilian has established himself as the first-choice centre-back and has won the trust of Guardiola.

Angelino (LB)

Angelino has started more games for City than Mendy this season. He has looked dangerous whenever he has played and gets into the team ahead of his Arsenal counterparts as well.

Matteo Guendouzi (CM)

This has been a breakthrough season for the young Frenchman and he deservedly gets into this side ahead of Rodrigo, although it’s an arguable decision.

Matteo Guendouzi has been enjoying a breakthrough season at Arsenal (Getty Images)
Matteo Guendouzi has been enjoying a breakthrough season at Arsenal (Getty Images)

Kevin De Bruyne (RCM)

An inevitable presence in any squad and one of the best midfielders of his generation, De Bruyne (9) is the leading assist-provider in the league.

Bernardo Silva (LCM)

With midfield magician David Silva still remaining doubtful due to injury, Bernardo Silva, with 5 goals and 4 assists is surely the next in line to start.   

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been prolific for the Gunners (Getty Images)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been prolific for the Gunners (Getty Images)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (RW)

Probably Arsenal’s only consistent player on the pitch. He is a prolific goal-scorer and has been in good form as always. He has 11 goals to his name as of now.

Gabriel Jesus (ST)

The Brazilian youngster scored a hat-trick against Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League recently and has also scored 5 league goals.

Raheem Sterling (RW)

One of the top players in the world, Sterling has been key to City’s recent successes. He has scored 8 league goals and 5 in Champions League.

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