Arsenal (4-2-3-1) Leno; Maitland-Niles, Chambers, Sokratis, Kolasinac; Guendouzi, Torreira; Pepe, Ozil, Martinelli; Aubameyang.
Substitutes: Martinez, David Luiz, Saka, Willock, Smith Rowe, Lacazette, Nelson.

Manchester City (4-1-2-3) Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Mendy; Rodri; Gundogan, Foden; De Bruyne, Jesus, Sterling.
Substitutes: Bravo, Zinchenko, Angelino, B Silva, Mahrez, Cancelo, E Garcia.

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Hello and welcome to live coverage of Arsenal v Manchester City from the Emirates Stadium. We know what to expect from this one: electric attacking, rococo defending and at least one passage of play that will reduce Graeme Souness’s Christmas cheer.

The 2019-20 season has thus far been a desperate disappointment for both teams. City are 17 points behind Liverpool, Arsenal are 17 points behind Leicester. Pep Guardiola looks like a man in need of a sabbatical, Arsenal are in urgent need of a permanent manager.

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