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Everything you need to know about Monday night's clash against the Gunners in one place.

Need to know


Match: Arsenal (2nd) v City (3rd)

Competition: Barclays Premier League

Venue: Emirates Stadium

Date and time: Monday 21 December, 8pm GMT

Referee: Andre Marriner

Last time: Arsenal 2-2 City, 13 September 2014


Head-to-head record (all competitions)

Matches: 186

Arsenal wins: 94

Draws: 43

City wins: 49

Form (Premier League)


Arsenal: WDLDWW

City: WDLWLW

Tickets: Sold out

Key quotes


Manuel Pellegrini: "It’s not a decisive game as after this we have to play 21 games more. It’s important to try to be the best team from the first round, to play against a team with one point more. It’s a game of six points, to win three and to take three off a rival."

Jesus Navas: "It goes without saying that this is a very important game because we are up against a direct rival in the title race and we have to face it thinking that by working hard and playing as we know can we will have options to win."

Arsene Wenger: "It is a massive game [on Monday]. When we play at home you want to win because we are ambitious and we feel we have the chance to come out in a strong position after Christmas."

Team news


Out: (Arsenal): Wilshere, Coquelin, Welbeck, Cazorla, Rosicky

Out (City): Fernando, Kompany, Nasri, Zabaleta

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