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)
Arsenal wins: 94
City wins: 49
Form (Premier League)
Tickets: Sold out
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."
Out: (Arsenal): Wilshere, Coquelin, Welbeck, Cazorla, Rosicky
Out (City): Fernando, Kompany, Nasri, Zabaleta