Everything you need to know as the champions host the out-of-form Gunners
Manchester City host Arsenal in the early Saturday afternoon kick-off in the Premier League, with the Gunners still searching for a first point of the season.
Champions City have started the 2021/22 campaign in hit-and-miss style themselves, picking up a big victory over Norwich City following an opening day defeat against Tottenham Hotspur.
The Gunners have suffered back-to-back losses, first off against Brentford and then against Chelsea – though they rebounded against West Brom in the League Cup in midweek.
Mikel Arteta has been suggested as being under pressure in some quarters – but Pep Guardiola defended him in a press conference by stating two games into the season few conclusions can be drawn.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.
When is the game?
The match kicks off at 12:30pm on Saturday 28 August at the Etihad Stadium.
Where can I watch it?
The game will be shown live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. Subscribers can stream the match via the BT Sport app and desktop website.
What is the team news?
City will be without Benjamin Mendy for the foreseeable future as he has been suspended after being charged with multiple counts of rape and kept in police custody after an initial court hearing. Phil Foden remains sidelined through injury, as does Kevin de Bruyne.
Arsenal are set to make changes despite a big midweek win in the League Cup. Thomas Partey, Eddie Nketiah, Gabriel Magalhaes, Hector Bellerin and Ben White are all out. Keiran Tierney and Bukayo Saka have knocks, but are likely starters anyway.
MCI – Ederson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo; Silva, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, Jesus, Grealish
ARS – Leno; Cedric, Holding, Mari, Tierney; Lokonga, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe; Aubameyang
Man City 3/10
City to run riot and prolong Arsenal’s painful start to the season. Three games, no wins, no goals, no points. City 3-0 Arsenal.