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Watch Live: Arsenal vs. Manchester City (Lineups)

Manchester City v Arsenal - FA Community Shield

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10: Olivier Giroud of Arsenal is congratulated by team-mate Nacho Monreal and Aaron Ramsey during the FA Community Shield match between Manchester City and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 10, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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Arsenal welcome reigning Premier League champions Manchester City to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday (Watch live, 7:45 a.m. ET and online via Live Extra) in what promises to be a belter in North London.

Arsenal are undefeated this season but have flattered to deceive in their opening there games after disjointed displays. As for City, they were shocked at home 1-0 by Stoke City before the international break and that result has been festering for Manuel Pellegrini and his players.


Last season City beat Arsenal 6-3 at home and then grabbed a 1-1 draw at the Emirates late in the season. This match promises to be another tight affair.

In team news Arsenal hand a start to new boy Danny Welbeck. The striker joined on Deadline Day from Manchester United and he comes into the team alongside.Aaron Ramsey who recovered from an ankle injury. As for City, they start with a 4 -5-1- formation with Sergio Aguero as the lone front man and loan signing Frank Lampard from New York City FC makes his first start for City.


Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Wilshere, Ramsey, Alexis, Ozil, Welbeck. Subs: Ospina, Chambers, Gibbs, Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Podolski

Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany (C), Demichelis, Clichy, Fernandinho, Lampard, Navas, Silva, Milner, Aguero. Subs: Caballero, Kolarov, Sagna, Mangala, Nasri, Sinclair, Dzeko

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