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Watch Live: Manchester City vs. Arsenal (Lineups and Discuss)

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates his second goal during their English Premier League soccer match against Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero (L) celebrates his second goal with Yaya Toure (C) and Alvaro Negredo during their English Premier League soccer match against Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium in Manchesterr, northern England November 24, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Noble (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) . NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR “LIVE” SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS


What a cracker we have for you in the early game on Saturday, as Manchester City host league leaders Arsenal (watch live on NBCSN, 7:45am ET and online via NBC Sports Live Extra) at the fortress that is the Etihad Stadium.

With seven wins from seven and 29 goals scored so far in the league at home, City have conceded just twice at the Eithad and are looking to move within three points of Arsenal with a marquee win.

A huge midweek comeback away at Bayern Munich, as City won 3-2 after being 2-0 down, will give Manuel Pellegrini’s men plenty of confidence heading into a big test against Arsenal.


As for the Gunners, they haven’t had the best week as they drew with Everton at home, then scraped through in the Champions League as they lost away to Napoli. But expect the North London side to be fired up for this one.

Man City make two changes to the side that drew 1-1 away at Southampton last time out, David Silva comes in for James Milner while Gael Clichy replace Aleksandar Kolarov at left back. Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo continue up top together and Costel Pantilimon continues in goal over Joe Hart.

Wenger makes four changes to the team that started against Everton last week as Theo Walcott, Mathieu Flamini, Nacho Monreal and Bacary Sagna all come back into the team.


Manchester City: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy, Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Nasri, Silva, Aguero, Negredo

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Wilshere, Ramsey, Ozil, Walcott, Giroud

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