After an astonishing comeback win against reigning Champions League winners Bayern Munich at their own den, a confident Manchester City outfit take the field at Etihad Stadium on Saturday against current Premier League toppers Arsenal. Both of the English clubs have reached the last sixteen of the Champions League, however both finished their group commitments in exactly opposite manner.
While Arsenal were given a huge scare by Rafa Benitez’s Napoli at the Sao Paolo Stadium in Italy, the Citizens produced perhaps their best game of the campaign upsetting the Bavarians at the Allianz Arena.
James Milner netted the winner for Manuel Pellegrini’s side and claimed that the Citizens are not afraid of the seeded teams in the last sixteen of the Champions League. Coming to the game, it will undoubtedly be the clash of the weekend against two high flying teams in the Premier League. Arsenal’s last league match ended in a draw against Everton at the Emirates, a clash which will forever be etched in the memory of fans for the manner in which the goals were scored.
The first one by a player who cost millions from real Madrid and the equaliser by the young gun borrowed from Barcelona. Coming into the match, the Citizens lie fourth in the table, six behind the Gunners and have a real chance of reducing the gap to just three if they bag all three points.
So what would City’s strongest line up be against the Gunners?