Team news, stats and prediction ahead of Arsenal vs Man City in the Premier League on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.
Arsenal forward Nicolas Pepe will have his knee injury assessed ahead of Sunday's Premier League visit of Manchester City. The club-record signing missed the Europa League trip to Standard Liege with knee bruising but is in contention to return against the reigning champions.
Hector Bellerin (hamstring) will also undergo a fitness test but Kieran Tierney (shoulder), Granit Xhaka (concussion), Rob Holding (knee) and Danny Ceballos (hamstring) will all miss out.
Man City will again be without record goalscorer Sergio Aguero (thigh) and defender John Stones (hamstring). David Silva is also doubtful after missing the midweek Champions League game at Dinamo Zagreb after what manager Pep Guardiola described as a kick in the leg.
Ederson should be available again after illness but Aymeric Laporte and Leroy Sane (both knee) are long-term absentees.
How to follow
Arsenal vs Man City is live on Renault Super Sunday from 4pm; kick-off 4.30pm. Sky Sports customers can watch in-game clips in the live match blog on the Sky Sports website and app.
Live Renault Super Sunday
Highlights will also be published on the Sky Sports digital platforms and the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel shortly after the final whistle.
- Arsenal have lost their last four Premier League meetings with Manchester City. The last time they lost five consecutive top-flight matches against a side was against Manchester United between September 1983 and August 1985.
- Manchester City have won their last two Premier League away games against Arsenal - more than they had in their previous 32 top-flight visits to Highbury/Emirates Stadium (W1 D11 L20).
- Manchester City could become the first team to win three consecutive top-flight away games against Arsenal since West Ham between 1991 and 1995.
- Following their 3-1 win at West Ham on Monday, Arsenal are looking to secure back-to-back Premier League victories for the first time since August (a run of three).
- Manchester City have already lost four Premier League games this season, as many as they did in the whole of 2018-19. However, the Citizens have won 10 of their last 11 top-flight games in London (L1).
- In all competitions, Arsenal have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three home games - they've not done so in four consecutively since December 1965 (a run of five).
- Arsenal have conceded the first goal in each of their last five Premier League games - they've never conceded first in six consecutive matches in the competition. However, no side has won more points from losing positions in the Premier League this season than the Gunners (10).
- Man City's Sergio Agüero has scored eight goals in his last eight appearances against Arsenal in all competitions. Since the Argentine joined Man City in 2011, he's scored more goals against the Gunners in all competitions than any other player (11).
Charlie Nicholas' prediction
We can guarantee goals in this one. I am going to go for a high scoreline here. Man City posted an emphatic win midweek but have major problems at the back. The Arsenal strikers looked as though they were more up for it and are scoring. Bukayo Saka played his part in the draw at Standard Liege, as did Gabriel Martinelli off the bench - we have some real promising youngsters. These are the games that they haven't got a result in and I am not expecting one here.
Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sometimes do not turn up in these games, if they get picked that is. I really have sympathy for Bernd Leno. He is a top-class goalkeeper but he will make mistakes as all goalkeepers do. He is playing behind a defence who do not protect him. There will be loads of goals in this.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-4 (25/1 with Sky Bet)
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