Manchester Metropolis will look to proceed their unrelenting march to the Premier League title as they go to the Emirates to face tenth-placed Arsenal on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola’s males arrive within the capital on the again of 17 consecutive wins in all competitions, together with 12 in a row within the league, as they’ve stretched their lead on the summit of the desk to 10 factors over nearest rivals Manchester United.
For Mikel Arteta’s aspect, they are going to be seeking to shut the hole on Everton, who at the moment occupy the ultimate Europa League qualification spot. Arsenal are three factors again of Everton, although the Toffee’s have a sport in hand.
Arteta can even be dealing with his former mentor. The Spaniard spent three years as an assistant coach underneath Guardiola at Manchester Metropolis. The 2 males have confronted one another 4 instances beforehand, with Guardiola profitable three of the 4. Arteta’s sole win got here within the FA Cup semi-final final July.
When is it?
Sunday, February 21.
What time is kick-off?
What TV channel is it on?
Sky Sports activities Principal Occasion, Sky Sports activities Premier League and Sky Sports activities Extremely HD.
What’s the staff news?
Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey is unlikely to have recovered from a hamstring damage in time to face the visiting Premier League leaders.
Nevertheless, left-back Kieran Tierney could possibly be restored to the lineup, as he made a return from damage off the bench through the Europa League tie with Benfica.
For Manchester Metropolis, star midfielder Ilkay Gundogan might return to the aspect after lacking the midweek match towards Everton with a groin damage. The German, who has scored 11 instances in his final 12 appearances, skilled with teammates on Friday.
Sergio Aguero can also be obtainable for choice after a protracted lay-off with damage. The one confirmed absentee for Pep Guardiola is defender Nathan Ake.