EPL 2012-13: Manchester City vs Arsenal Preview

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EPL: Manchester City vs Arsenal Preview
Manchester, Sep 23: Struggling with a fragile defence, Manchester City host an improved Gunners' side at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

An in-form Arsenal side driven by Spanish playmaker Santi Cazorla and the mighty German Lukas Podolski take on defending champions City who have failed to keep a clean sheet so far this season.

However, Roberto Mancini may recall Sergio Aguero after missing out against Real Madrid on Tuesday at the Santiago Bernabeu. Midfielder Samir Nasri is certain to miss the clash after suffering a hamstring injury.

Right-back's Pablo Zabaleta and Micah Richards will miss the clash due to injuries.

Meanwhile, Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone could start ahead of first-choice keeper Wojciech Szczesny who was left out of the match against Montpellier due to ankle problems.


*Manchester City have never lost in their 31 previous Premier League home games.

*Arsenal have lost just one of their last 10 Premier League away games.

Probable Lineups:

Manchester City (4-2-3-1): Hart-Maicon, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy-Garcia, Barry-Milner, Toure, Silva-Tevez

Arsenal (4-3-3): Szczesny-Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs-Arteta, Diaby-Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Podolski-Gervinho.

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