Arsenal vs Manchester City preview: Gundogan could return after missing Everton game

By Ric Turner, Fri 26 February 2021 10:23

Arsenal vs Manchester City preview: Gundogan could return after missing Everton gameNathan Ake resumes individual training but not in contention for trip to Emirates Stadium

Arsenal vs Manchester City

Competition: F.A. Premier League

Date: 4.30 pm, Sunday 14th February 2021

Venue: Emirates Stadium, London

Referee: Jonathan Moss Assistants: M Perry, D Robathan Fourth Official: A Madley VAR: P Bankes

Odds: Arsenal 5/1, Draw, 10/3, City 1/2

TV: Sky Sports


Manager: Mikel Arteta

Squad (from): Leno, Runarsson, Ryan, Bellerin, Tierney, Gabriel, Holding, Soares, Chambers, Mari, Luiz, Saka, Ceballos, Odegaard, Partye, Elneny, Smith-Rowe, Xhaka, Lacazette, Willian, Aubameyang, Pepe, Nelson, Nketiah, Martinelli

Injured: None

Doubtful: Partey

Suspended: None

Form guide: DLLWD

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Squad (from): Ederson, Steffen, Carson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko, Laporte, Mendy, Cancelo, Garcia, Gundogan, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Silva, Fernandinho, Foden, Doyle, Bernabe, Sterling, Jesus, Aguero, Torres, Mahrez, Delap

Injured: Ake

Doubtful: Gundogan

Suspended: None

Form guide: WWWWW

Ilkay Gundogan could return to the City line-up after missing the midweek victory over Everton, but defender Nathan Ake misses out again. The Dutch international has resumed individual training, but is not yet ready to rejoin the squad.

“Gundo played just part of today’s session," he said at his pre-match press conference.

"We will see tomorrow how he feels.”

“Nathan has come back to training on the pitch. Alone still, but he is closer to coming back with us,” added the City boss.

“The rest are fit.”

City won their last league game at The Emirates 3-0, with Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden scoring for the Blues. Overall City have won 46 of the 171 games played against the Gunners, with 40 draws and 85 defeats.

Predicted line-up: Ederson, Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko, Rodri, Gundogan, Silva, Foden, Sterling, Jesus

Score prediction: Arsenal 1 City 2