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Manchester City Team News: Former Gunner Out, But Key Defender Fit For Arsenal Clash

Manuel Pellegrini reveals the state of his squad before facing Arsenal this weekend.

Samir Nasri has been confirmed as out and Edin Dzeko is a big doubt for Manchester City’s top of the table clash with Arsenal this weekend at the Etihad Stadium.

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The news means that Nasri will be unable to face his former side and is facing up to a month on the sidelines according to the City boss.

Manuel Pellegrini did offer some good news, however, announcing that Vincent Kompany was now 100% fit and ready to fact the Gunners.

The match will be crucial for both sides with City looking to bounce back from their disappointing 1-1 draw at Everton last weekend, however the stalemate did have a silver lining with the return of talisman Sergio Aguero to the squad.

The Gunners meanwhile look in decent enough form, coming off back to back victories in the League and FA Cup, but Pellegrini will no doubt be pleased for the return of Kompany as City look to dampen the impact of summer signing Alexis Sanchez.

“It’s a very important game. Arsenal are not at the top of the table at the moment but they always have high targets,” said the Chilean coach.

“Both teams play very attractive football so I hope we are going to see a very good match.”

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