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City travelled to Arsenal on 13 January 2013 still in the title race and pulled off an impressive 2-0 victory. The Gunners had Laurent Koscielny sent off early and although Edin Dzeko missed the resulting penalty, City went ahead through James Milner. Big Bosnian striker Dzeko did then get his name on the scoresheet, before Vincent Kompany was sent off late on for City.
Javi Garcia’s goal-bound header is cleared off the line by Wilshere as City piled on the pressure.
The Bosnian Diamond was often on the end of crosses for City but on this occasion he was watching on. City’s number 10 left the Etihad Stadium for Roma in summer 2015, initially on a loan deal. He is currently enjoying a good season for the Italians, with 17 goals in all competitions so far this campaign.
The big German centre-back joined Arsenal all the way back in 2011 and has become a senior member of the Gunners squad. He picked up a serious knee injury at the start of the season and is yet to make an appearance in 2016/17.
Spanish defensive midfielder Javi Garcia had a two-year stint with City from 2012-14. He was not always an automatic first choice, but he was a combative presence and a threat in the air, as our freeze frame shows. He’s now a regular for Zenit St Petersburg in the Russian Premier League.
Polish stopper Szczesny was beaten all ends up in this picture, but luckily for him his defender was on the line. Still just 26, Szczesny spent the 2015/16 season on loan with Roma, and has been loaned there again for the current campaign, playing alongside Dzeko.
Better known for his gliding midfield runs and sharp passing, Wilshere is the last line of defence in our pic. The 24-year-old went on loan to Bournemouth at the start of the season.
City skipper Kompany watches on as Wilshere clears, hoping to latch onto a rebound, but it wasn’t to be. The Belgian centre-back is battling his way back to fitness after a knee injury sustained against Crystal Palace.
Watch highlights of the match below
Paul Dickov says City need to rediscover the form they started the season with and get back to basics.
Naturally, much of the focus ahead of kick-off at the Etihad Stadium has been on the relationship between Pep Guardiola and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.