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Manchester City vs Arsenal LIVE: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from fixture

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A general view of Etihad Stadium (Getty Images)The 2023/24 Premier League season is under way and you can follow every game and every goal right here with The Independent.This year sees Manchester City try to defend their crown and claim a historic fourth title in succession. Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering City, who also won the Champions League and FA Cup last season, will have to see off Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and the rest to claim an unprecedented sixth league title in seven years.Meanwhile Luton Town are making their first appearance in the Premier League, having risen from non-league in an incredible decade of progress. They followed Championship winners Burnley and second-placed Sheffield United in earning promotion to the top flight.Follow the latest action from the Premier League below.Manchester City FC 0 – 0 Arsenal FCManchester City vs Arsenal17:21There were high hopes heading into this one with two of world football’s best sides going head to head. However, it’s yet to really catch light, with the sides combining for 1.03 xG (expected goals) off just two shots on target. It surely has to liven up in the second half, and with such high stakes on the game, there’s certainly motivation for each team to kick on and claim the three points.Manchester City vs Arsenal17:20The half-time whistle blows with the scoreline 0-0 at the Etihad Stadium between title rivals City and Arsenal. The best chances have probably fallen to the Gunners, with Jesus twice going close but ultimately shooting wide, while Ake had a opportunity at the other end from a corner but couldn’t get his body sorted in time to get a proper effort away at goal. Therefore, we head into the interval goalless.Manchester City vs Arsenal17:18HALF-TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 0-0 ARSENALManchester City vs Arsenal17:18We are into two minutes of additional time at the end of this first half.Manchester City vs Arsenal17:17Foden looks to blast towards goal from range, but it’s prevented from ever getting close to troubling Raya as Kiwior gets in the way of it.Manchester City vs Arsenal17:14City are unbeaten in their last 38 home games in all competitions (33 wins, five draws) since a 2-1 loss against Brentford in November 2022. It’s their second longest run without defeat at home in their history, after a run of 42 between December 1919 and November 1921.Manchester City vs Arsenal17:12Rodri tries to flick Akanji’s cross goalwards, but Gabriel is tight to the City midfielder and the Spain international can only head wide of the left post. The hosts are starting to threaten a bit more, though.Manchester City vs Arsenal17:09Gvardiol stands up a cross into the middle, but Saliba and Kiwior do enough to put off Haaland and ensure the striker can only head well wide of the target. The Arsenal defence have done a pretty good job of keeping the prolific Norway international quiet to this point.Manchester City vs Arsenal17:07City needlessly give the ball away in a dangerous area, but the visitors cannot make them pay as Jesus takes far too long to pull the trigger, jinking one too many times and allowing the hosts the chance to get players back and block his eventual drive.Manchester City vs Arsenal17:05De Bruyne has scored more goals against Arsenal in all competitions (eight) than he has against any other opponent for City. He also has five assists against the Gunners, only being involved in more goals for the Citizens overall against Southampton (15 – five goals, 10 assists). However, he is yet to really make his mark in this one.Manchester City vs Arsenal17:03CHANCE! The biggest opportunity of the game so far falls to Jesus. White’s deep cross comes to Kiwior, who coolly nudges it back to Jesus. The former City man cannot finish against his former club, however, dragging wide of the right post with his left foot. That will provide some encouragement for the visitors, though.Manchester City vs Arsenal17:01Rodri (14) has completed twice as many passes in the final third as Arsenal have as a team so far (seven).Manchester City vs Arsenal16:58City have another defensive injury concern as Ake is forced to limp off. Lewis is on in his place, fresh from international duty with England.Manchester City vs Arsenal16:58A rare foray forward for the Gunners ends with Havertz and Ortega colliding while chasing onto a Jesus throughball. The City goalkeeper wins the race and gathers the ball, with Havertz catching him on the follow-through, and the hosts will have a free-kick.Manchester City vs Arsenal16:55The hosts have had 73.1 per cent of the possession so far but have conjured up just one attempt, the same as the visitors. They are the team doing the pressing, but Arsenal are defending resolutely.Manchester City vs Arsenal16:53Following their 1-0 win at the Emirates Stadium in October, Arsenal are looking to complete their first Premier League double over City since the 2007-08 campaign. Meanwhile, they last did the league double over the reigning champions in 2001-02 against Manchester United.Manchester City vs Arsenal16:51Those expecting a high-octane game will have been disappointed so far, with both teams looking a little cagey. That’s perhaps to be expected with the gravity of the contest, but it’s made for a tough watch for the neutral.Manchester City vs Arsenal16:49A corner reaches Ake just a couple of yards out from goal. However, the delivery seems to catch him off guard, and the centre-back can’t get a clean effort away, allowing Raya to jump on the loose ball.Manchester City vs Arsenal16:46Havertz (two) and Haaland (three) have had the fewest touches among the 22 starters. That’s a damning indictment of how little both sides have threatened so far, with their respective frontmen barely having a kick.Manchester City vs Arsenal16:44City have won 12 of their last 13 Premier League games against Arsenal, though the exception was a 1-0 loss at the Emirates in the reverse fixture this season. Could the tide be turning in this fixture for the Gunners?Manchester City vs Arsenal16:41Ten minutes on the clock at the Etihad Stadium, and there’s not been anything to write home about bar Jesus’ tame volley. The game is yet to really get going, with the likes of De Bruyne and Saka not getting on the ball as much as their respective managers would have liked.Manchester City vs Arsenal16:39Jesus does brilliantly to bring a White cross down before firing goalwards, though his low volley only goes into the side-netting. Ortega looked to have it covered anyway.Manchester City vs Arsenal16:35De Bruyne whips a free-kick into the box, but the well-placed White is able to nod an important header behind to prevent the cross reaching the lurking Haaland.Manchester City vs Arsenal16:34Jesus is starting his first Premier League match for Arsenal since January 30 (against Nottingham Forest), a match in which the Brazilian both scored and provided an assist – his last goal contributions in the competition. Against his former side in City, he will hope to impress and get on the scoresheet again here.Manchester City vs Arsenal16:31The visitors kick us off and we are under way at the Etihad Stadium!Manchester City vs Arsenal16:29The two teams make their way onto the Etihad Stadium pitch ahead of this massive game in the Premier League title race. Who will take the three points to land a huge blow on their rival? We will find out shortly!Manchester City vs Arsenal16:29Saka withdrew from England’s squad for the international break but is fit enough to start for the Gunners here. Mikel Arteta goes with one alteration from the Champions League second-leg penalty shoot-out win over Porto as Trossard drops to the bench, with Jesus taking his place in the starting XI.Manchester City vs Arsenal16:24Guardiola makes two changes from the 2-0 FA Cup win over Newcastle United last time out with De Bruyne, who has a great record against Arsenal, coming in for Doku. Kyle Walker is a notable absentee after picking up a knock with England, with Ake in to deputise, while Stones is fit enough to make the bench. Ederson remains out, with Ortega continuing between the sticks.Manchester City vs Arsenal16:19SUBS: Fabio Vieira, Leandro Trossard, Gabriel Martinelli, Thomas Partey, Eddie Nketiah, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Emile Smith Rowe, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Aaron Ramsdale.Manchester City vs Arsenal16:19ARSENAL (4-3-3): David Raya; Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes, Jakub Kiwior; Martin Odegaard, Jorginho, Declan Rice; Bukayo Saka, Kai Havertz, Gabriel Jesus.Manchester City vs Arsenal16:14SUBS: Julian Alvarez, Scott Carson, Matheus Nunes, Rico Lewis, Oscar Bobb, John Stones, Jack Grealish, Jeremy Doku, Sergio Gomez.Manchester City vs Arsenal16:14MANCHESTER CITY (4-1-4-1): Stefan Ortega; Manuel Akanji, Ruben Dias, Nathan Ake, Josko Gvardiol; Rodri; Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Mateo Kovacic, Phil Foden; Erling Haaland.Manchester City vs Arsenal16:14The Gunners, meanwhile, will be hoping to put the demons of last season to bed by kicking on and claiming a first league title since the 2003-04 ‘Invincibles’ campaign. They did beat City at the Emirates Stadium earlier this season, so they know they have the tools needed to come out on top against Pep Guardiola and co, but beating them on their home turf is an even more challenging task. If they do pull it off, this really could be Arsenal’s year.Manchester City vs Arsenal16:08This tends to be the period of the season where City really kick into gear and cement their title-winning credentials, especially last season where they rattled off nine straight league victories following the March international break to secure a fifth title in six campaigns. That run included a home triumph over Arsenal to help pip the Gunners to the trophy, and they will hope for the same result here to set up yet another strong finish to the season and a trophy-laden conclusion to it.Manchester City vs Arsenal16:03Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Premier League clash between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium.Manchester City vs Arsenal15:30Follow all the goals and latest action from the Premier League here with The Independent. Team news and line-ups coming up shortly…

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