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Match Info | Season 2017/18

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SPECIAL K: Kevin De Bruyne celebrates with Gabriel Jesus

SPECIAL K: Kevin De Bruyne celebrates with Gabriel Jesus

Everything you need to know ahead of Man City v Arsenal…

City go into the game top of the Premier League, five points clear of second-placed Manchester United having scored 35 goals in the competition so far this season.

When and where

The game will be played at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday 5 November, kick-off at 2.15pm (GMT).

Viewers in the UK will be able to watch the game on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event channels - but for full global TV listings, click here.

Alternatively you can download our City Matchday app for Android | City Matchday app for iOs to follow the game live.

Team news 

City remain without long-term absentee Benjamin Mendy, who is still recovering from anterior cruciate ligament damage, and skipper Vincent Kompany is still a doubt due to a calf problem.

For Arsenal, Callum Chambers is unlikely to feature on Sunday as he recovers from a hip injury. While Danny Welbeck (groin) and Shkodran Mustafi (thigh) will be out due to muscular strain.

Referee

Michael Oliver will take charge of Sunday's match with Simon Bennett and Stuart Burt as his assistants.

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Last time

The two sides last met during the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium back in April this year when Arsenal secured a 2-1 win over Pep Guardiola’s side before going on to win the competition.

Nacho Monreal and Alexis Sanchez netted two goals for the Gunners while

Wenger on Arsenal's approach

“When we go there, we want to defend well but as well, you cannot go there and only be focused on only defending. We want as well to play, have the ball and create dangerous situations. The best way to defend sometimes is to attack.”

“If you want to play football, when you walk out on the pitch you have to accept the gamble and the risk. It is part of the game. After, you have to rate the risk. Is it a bigger risk only to defend than to attack if a team is very strong to attack? Maybe it is a bigger risk only to defend.”

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