Match Preview

Premier League
Premier League
Sunday 3 February 2019
Kickoff at 16:30 GMT
Etihad Stadium, Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF
UK - Sky Sports
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Everything you need to know ahead of Manchester City's Premier League clash against Arsenal...

When and where

Arsenal visit the Etihad Stadium on Sunday 3 February. Kick off is at 4.30pm. 

The game will shown live on Sky Sports for UK viewers. Fans can also keep updated by following our Matchday Centre or our Twitter: @ManCity.

Fans based outside the UK can find out where they can watch the game via our global TV listings...

Team news


Pep Guardiola has revealed that captain Vincent Kompany will not be available for selection due to a muscular problem. 

Benjamin Mendy and Ederson could be in contention.

Claudio Bravo is a long-term absentee. 


Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny is available again after a jaw injury and could play.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles faces a late fitness test on a knee problem.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be in contention after recovering from a foot injury, but Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin and Danny Welbeck remain out.

Last time out

The game between the two sides at the Etihad last season saw City win 3-0. 

And in the reverse fixture on the opening day of this campaign, City won 2-0 thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva.

WATCH: Man City v Arsenal: Extended highlights

Pep's preview 

WATCH: Guardiola warns of Gunners trio


Unai Emery preview

"Tough match. We are playing against the best."

"Now, with Liverpool, they are doing a very big Premier League this season. Maybe they have lost some matches but that is an accident."

"When they are at home for us it is difficult. But we want to show everybody we can play. Every player has a big ambition to show their best quality."

Match officials

Referee: Martin Atkinson
 Stephen Child, Lee Betts
Fourth official:
 Craig Pawson

Notable player links

Gael Clichy, Samir Nasri, Bacary Sagna, Kolo Toure, Emmanuel Adebayor

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