Arsenal welcome Premier League champions Manchester City to Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

You can find out more about our opponents below.

Manchester City
Manchester City

Full name:
Manchester City
Manager: Roberto Mancini
Club colours: Light blue shirts, white shorts, light blue socks
Nickname(s): City, The Citizens


Three facts about Manchester City:

  • Last season was the first time Manchester City have been champions of England in 44 years
  • City have four ex-Arsenal players in their squad. They are Richard Wright, Kolo Toure, Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri
  • Assistant manager David Platt spent three years at Arsenal as a player, between 1995 and 1998

David Silva

David Silva
Clever on the ball and blessed with immense technical ability, Silva has become a key player for City since signing from Valencia in 2010. The playmaker created more chances than any other English-based player in 2012, and Arsenal will have to make sure the 27-year-old is well marshalled come Sunday afternoon.

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11 Jan 2013