Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan only absentees for trip to The Emirates
Arsenal vs Manchester City
Competition: F.A. Premier League
Date: 4.00pm, Sunday 2nd April 2017
Venue: Emirates Stadium, North London
Referee: Andre Marriner Assistants: S Beck, R West Fourth Official: C Pawson
Odds: Arsenal 2/1, Draw 5/2, City 7/5
Tickets: Sold out
TV: Sky Sports
Manager: Arsene Wenger
Squad (from): Ospina, Martinez, Debuchy, Gibbs, Mertesacker, Mustafi, Gabriel, Kodscielny, Bellerin, Ozil, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Coquelin, Elneny, Iwobi, Xhaka, Giround, Walcott, Sanchez, Welbeck
Injured: Cech, Perez, Cazorla
Form guide: LWLLWL
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Squad (from): Bravo, Caballero, Clichy, Kolarov, Kompany, Otamendi, Sagna, Stones, Zabaleta, De Bruyne, Delph, Fernandinho, Fernando, Garcia, Navas, Nolito, Sane, Silva, Sterling, Toure, Aguero, Iheanacho
Injured: Jesus, Gundogan
Doubtful: Sterling, De Bruyne, Zabaleta, Sagna
Form guide: WWDWLD
Long-term injury victims Ilkay Gundogan (knee) and Gabriel Jesus (foot) are the only absentees for the trip to the Emirates Stadium, with Pep Guardiola reporting that he has virtually a fully fit squad to choose from. There had been doubts about a number of players following the international break, but the manager confirmed that they would be available.
“Except Gabriel Jesus and Gundogan, the others are okay,” he told reporters. “Yeah, [Pablo] Zabaleta as well [as Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne is fit]. They are not top, top perfect but, yeah, they are fit.”
His counterpart Arsene Wenger is under some pressure after a recent run of poor form, but Guardiola will not be underestimating Sunday's opponents:
"Arsene is so professional and so are the Arsenal players, they want to win all their games, there is no problem with that.
"I'm a big fan of all of Arsenal’s players but when the team is not playing well the big players are speculated about.
"When they lose a lot of games this is the most anxious moment to play them, they have good quality. Arsenal is a top team."
City's last away game at Arsenal ended in a 2-1 defeat, with Yaya Toure on the scoresheet for City. Overall City have won 37 of the 159 games played against Arsenal, with 39 draws and 83 defeats.
Predicted line-up: Caballero, Fernandinho, Stones, Kolarov, Clichy, Toure, Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling, Sane, Aguero
Score prediction: Arsenal 2 City 2