Championship chasing Manchester City travel to fourth-placed Arsenal on Saturday evening for a huge Premier League encounter and this is the starting lineup that we expect the visitors to go with at the Emirates …
GK: Joe Hart
The England international has been in eye-catching form since he was recalled to the Blues’ starting lineup after being dropped by Manuel Pellegrini earlier in the campaign.
RB: Pablo Zabaleta
Once again, the all-energy right back has been one of his club’s most impressive performers with a combination of rock-solid defending on City’s right flank and constant raids into opposition territory too.
CB: Vincent Kompany
What a relief it must be for the north-west giants to have their inspirational skipper back at the heart of their defence, as was ably seen with his commanding display against champions Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.
CB: Martin Demichelis
The experienced Argentina international has responded well in recent weeks to all the criticism that came his way in the immediate aftermath of the club’s first-leg loss to FC Barcelona in their Uefa Champions League round-of-16 tie at Eastlands last month.
LB: Gael Clichy
The Frenchman will be relishing his return to the north London club with the Blues on Saturday evening, and will surely be desperate to put an end to whatever slim hopes the Gunners may still have of winning this season’s Premier League by leaving the Emirates with all three points.