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Who will play at left back against Man City?

Who will start our Premier League campaign at left back?

It won’t be Sead Kolasinac - he’s out for a couple of months with a knee injury.


It might be Nacho Monreal, although the Spain international hasn’t played for us in pre-season.

Or it could be Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who slotted into the left-back position for our final summer friendly against Lazio.

This is what Unai Emery said about his options for the Manchester City game:


“Today, Nacho Monreal began to train with the team. As well, Danny Welbeck has come in this week but on Sunday it will be too early to start playing him.


“The other players are OK and we are working on the possibility to work with Ainsley, who has experience in this [left-back] position. We want to give him confidence.


“I’m not sure because I am going to decide tomorrow [Saturday] on the first 11, but Ainsley is the player who started the last match against Lazio.”

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