Team news for today’s big clash at the Emirates Stadium.Arsenal and Manchester City have confirmed their teams for today’s early-season clash of the titans at the Emirates Stadium, with Frank Lampard’s inclusion the big talking point ahead of the game.
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The former Chelsea star will make his debut for Manuel Pellegrini’s side after his susprise summer loan switch to the club, with key midfield player Yaya Toure missing out through injury.
Meanwhile, Aaron Ramsey has been passed fit and makes Arsene Wenger’s starting XI, while new signing Danny Welbeck is also set for his first appearance for the club since his £16m deadline day move from Manchester United.
#Arsenal team to play Manchester City: Szczesny, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Wilshere, Ramsey, Alexis, Ozil, Welbeck
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 13, 2014
TEAM NEWS: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany (C), Demichelis, Clichy, Fernandinho, Lampard, Navas, Silva, Milner, Aguero
— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) September 13, 2014
These two sides recently met in the Community Shield match at Wembley Stadium to kick off the start of the new season, with the Premier League champions being well beaten by FA Cup winners Arsenal on that occasion.
However, a closer game is expected today between two teams who will both have major ambitions in the Premier League this season.