Arsenal welcome Premier League champions Manchester City to Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
You can find out more about our opponents below.
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
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.