Manchester City host an improved Gunners' side at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
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.
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.