Guardiola To Make 2 Changes: Expected Man City XI vs Arsenal

By on November 3, 2017

Manchester City will look to cement their position at the top of the table when they entertain Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Here is the side I think Pep Guardiola will select for the game:

Goalkeeper: Summer signing Ederson has settled in to Premier League life nicely so he’ll be looking to put-in another big performance this weekend.

Defence: City skipper Vincent Kompany remains out with a calf injury so John Stones is expected to keep his place in the back four alongside Nicolas Otamendi on Sunday.

Kyle Walker was rested for Wednesday night’s win at Napoli so I expect the England international will be recalled against Arsenal with Danilo making way.

Fabian Delph continues to occupy the left-back berth in the absence of the injured Benjamin Mendy and I don’t see any reason why Guardiola will change things around this weekend.

Midfield: David Silva was surprisingly left on the bench during the Champions League outing in midweek so I think we’ll see the Spanish schemer recalled in midfield.

Ilkay Gundogan is the man most likely to make way as Fernandinho will keep his place in the holding role while Kevin De Bruyne is virtually un-droppable right now given the sensational form he’s in.

Attack: Sergio Aguero was on the scoresheet once again on Wednesday night so I think Guardiola will stick with the Argentinean international up front meaning Gabriel Jesus may have to make do with a place on the bench.

Raheem Sterling should keep his place in attack after scoring against Napoli while Leroy Sane could also be retained with Bernado Silva having to settle for a spot among the substitutes.

Here is how I think we’ll see City line-up:

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