MANCHESTER CITY travel to London for the second time in less than a week to face Arsenal on Thursday.

The two sides met at Wembley on Sunday in the Carabao Cup final with the Premier League leaders lifting the trophy.

Goals from Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva secured Pep Guardiola his first trophy as Man City manager.

The Gunners want to put the game behind them as they look to catch up to the top five in the Premier League – they are currently sixth – eight points behind Chelsea in fifth.

Team news

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Nacho Monreal is a doubt for Arsenal after being substituted off early in Sunday’s EFL Cup final due to injury.

Sead Kolasinac replaced the Spaniard, and could start at the Emirates – though it depends on whether Wenger sticks with the three-man defence which started on Sunday, or reverts to a back four.

Striker Gabriel Jesus (knee) could come into contention after almost two months out, though Raheem Sterling is doubtful. Fabian Delph remains suspended, so Oleksandr Zinchenko or Danilo could feature with Benjamin Mendy (knee) out long term

City’s No.1 goalkeeper Ederson should retain his starting role despite Claudio Bravo’s EFL Cup final assist for Sergio Aguero, while Fernandinho is out.

Provisional squad: Bravo, Ederson, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Kompany, Laporte, Zinchenko, Danilo, Toure, Gundogan, Sane, Sterling, De Bruyne, D Silva, B Silva, Foden, Diaz, Aguero.


Predicted line-ups

Arsenal starting XI: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Ramsey, Wilshere, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Aubameyang

Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Silva, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Sane, Aguero


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