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Premier League
Premier League
Saturday 17 October 2020
Kickoff at 17:30 BST
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 game against Arsenal.

When and where

We host the Gunners at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday 17 October, with kick-off at 17:30 (UK).

In the UK, the game will be televised on Sky Sports.

You can also follow all the action in our Matchday Centre here on and on Twitter: @ManCity, whilst a full-match replay will be available to watch on CITY+ from midnight onwards.

The pre-match build-up begins here on at 16:30 (UK) when our live matchday show, We’re Not Really Here, kicks-off.

Fans living abroad should check out our global TV listings to find out how you can tune in wherever you are in the world.

Team news

Kevin De Bruyne is likely to miss the game with Arsenal after picking up a knock with Belgium against England.

Sergio Aguero (knee) is back in training and could be included in the matchday squad.

Raheem Sterling will face a late fitness test and John Stones and Ilkay Gundogan will also be assessed.

Oleksandr Zinchenko remains side-lined and Gabriel Jesus will also miss the game as he recovers from a muscle injury.

City will welcome back Joao Cancelo from the foot problem that kept him out of our opening games and Bernardo, both of whom played for Portugal last week.

Arsenal will be without Gabriel Martinelli and Calum Chambers (both knee), Pablo Mari (ankle) and Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring).

Last meeting

City suffered a 2-0 defeat to the Gunners in the FA Cup semi-final in July, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring both goals at Wembley Stadium.

Form guide

We won three of our five games in all competitions before the international break, suffering a defeat against Leicester City and drawing with Leeds United in our last match before domestic action paused.

Arsenal lost just once in their opening six games – a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League. They come into this contest sitting in fourth position in the table.

Match officials

Referee: Chris Kavanagh
Assistants: Sian Massey-Ellis, Constantine Hatzidakis
Fourth official: Anthony Taylor
VAR: Stuart Attwell
Assistant VAR: Andy Halliday


Get the digital match programme for Man City v Arsenal here.

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Sergio Aguero returns to the City starting line up for today’s resumption of Premier League action at home to Arsenal for what will be his first appearance in almost four months.

Our all-time record scorer, who has been out with a knee injury since mid-June, is back as one of four changes made by manager Pep Guardiola from the side that drew 1-1 at Leeds a fortnight ago.

Alongside Kun, Joao Cancelo, Nathan Ake and Bernardo Silva also come into the starting line-up. Read more.

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Shaun Wright-Phillips and Shaun Goater will be the special guests for our We’re Not Really Here matchday show when Manchester City face Arsenal this weekend. Read more.

Sterling's fitness boost ahead of Arsenal clash

Raheem Sterling is confident he has recovered from the hamstring issue that forced him to withdraw from England duty earlier this month and says he should be fit for Saturday’s return to Premier League action against Arsenal. Read more. 



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