The boys take on Premier League champions Manchester City at the Emirates in their toughest test of the season so far.
You can find out more about our opponents below:
Full name: Manchester CityManager: Manuel PellegriniClub colours: Light blue shirts, light blue shorts, light blue socksNickname: The Sky Blues
Three facts about Manchester City:
- They were Arsenal’s opponents in the Community Shield when the Gunners ran out 3-0 winners thanks to goals from Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud.
- The Gunners held the Premier League champions to a 1-1 draw when they last visited the Emirates.
- They suffered a shock 1-0 loss against Stoke City in their last Premier League game before the international break.
Edin Dzeko Manchester CitySTAR MANEdin DzekoWith Alvaro Negredo leaving on loan, Stevan Jovetic a doubt and Sergio Aguero still being eased into action, Edin Dzeko is the man who could trouble the Gunners’ defence. The Bosnian poacher has still not scored this campaign but has managed at least 14 goals a season since moving to the Etihad from Wolfsburg four years ago. The 28-year-old is lethal in the box with either foot and his head, so Arsenal will have to be on the top of their game to keep him at bay.
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