- Granit Xhaka is out of Arsenal’s clash with Manchester City at the Etihad
- Maitland-Niles will also be missing from the Unai Emery's matchday squad for the clash
- The Spaniard could likely opt for a back three, with the hope that Laurent Koscielny will be available
Granit Xhaka will not play any role for Arsenal in today’s Premier League clash against Manchester City at the Etihad.
According to a Metro, the Swiss midfielder, who was tipped to start for the Gunners was left out from Arsenal delegation for the top-of-the-table clash after suffering a knock.
Already, Spanish manager Unai Emery landed Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez last week in move to solve Arsenal’s injury crisis, but Xhaka’s absence will be another tough one for the ex-PSG boss to manage.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles is also expected to sit out of the game as was not along squad members in Manchester.
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The Spaniard could likely opt for a back three, with the mindset that Laurent Koscielny, who suffered a jaw injury in their FA Cup defeat to Man United at the Emirates recovers enough.
On the other hand, Manchester City’s will be keen to get back to winning way after their surprise defeat at St. James Park by Newcastle mid-week, but are encouraged Liverpool also could not beat Leicester at Anfield.
City boss Pep Guardiola is likely to start with the pair of Gabriel Jesus and Bernardo Silva instead of Sergio Aguero as he seeks a better show from the for a reaction to Tuesday’s defeat.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Denis Suarez, Arsenal new signing is set to start against Manchester City in Sunday’s Premier League clash, says Gunners boss Unai Emery.
According to a UK Sun report, Emery is backing his compatriot to hit the ground running despite joining Arsenal on January 30, in a loan switch that will keep him at north London until the end of the campaign.
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