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Arsenal are hosting Manchester City in the first Premier League match of 2022 in a meeting of two sides in impressive form.

The Gunners have won their past four successive games to lift themselves into pole position in the race to finish fourth, four points clear of West Ham and Manchester United and five ahead of their north London rivals Tottenham, although Spurs have two games in hand. City meanwhile have not lost in the league since October and have built an eight-point gap two second-place Chelsea, while Liverpool – who visit Stamford Bridge tomorrow – are a further point behind with a game in hand.

Both teams are affected by Covid-19 in some way. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is watching from the game from home while isolating after a positive test result, so assistants Albert Stuivenberg and Steve Round will take charge, while City are without Phil Foden, thought to be due to Covid too. Follow all the action from the Emirates Stadium below.

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The line from Manchester City is that Phil Foden misses out today as he is “short of full fitness”, while John Stones and Oleksandr Zinchenko “are not fully fit”.

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Jamie Braidwood1 January 2022 12:12

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Rewind a few months, and Mikel Arteta looked to be on the brink at Arsenal after the Gunners were thrashed 5-0 by Manchester City at the Etihad.

It was Arsenal’s third defeat in a row to open the Premier League campaign – their worst ever start to a season – but their response following that low point has been impressive.

Although they have come through another bump in the road, following defeats to Liverpool, Manchester United and Everton, to win five matches in a row to come into this match in great form, another meeting against Pep Guardiola’s side will be a true test of how far they have come.

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Jamie Braidwood1 January 2022 12:08

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Martin Keown has tipped Arsenal to pull off a shock today:

“The back four looks solid, it’s time spent on the training ground. They’ve had a few extra days’ rest as well. I think the timing is right for them to do something special. One problem is the manager is not on the touchline but the message is the same, they shouldn’t miss him.”

Lawrence Ostlere1 January 2022 11:57

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Arsenal team

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Lacazette.

Subs: Leno, Smith Rowe, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Cedric, Pepe, Tavares, Lokonga, Elneny.

Tomiyasu was a doubt but his availability is a big boost for the Gunners, while Arsenal have also confirmed that Eddie Nketiah misses out after testing positive for Covid-19.

Jamie Braidwood1 January 2022 11:47

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Manchester City team

Man City XI: Ederson, Cancelo, Dias (C), Laporte, Ake, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Sterling, Jesus, Mahrez.

Substitutes: Steffen, Walker, Gundogan, Grealish, Fernandinho, Kayky, Mbete, Palmer, McAtee.

As suspected, Phil Foden misses out with what is thought to be Covid – Pep Guardiola will perhaps confirm this in his pre-match interview.

Lawrence Ostlere1 January 2022 11:34

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Arsenal vs Manchester City

Arsenal are hosting Manchester City in the first Premier League match of 2022 in a meeting of two sides in impressive form.

The Gunners have won their past four successive games to lift themselves into pole position in the race to finish fourth, four points clear of West Ham and Manchester United and five ahead of their north London rivals Tottenham, although Spurs have two games in hand. City meanwhile have not lost in the league since October and have built an eight-point gap two second-place Chelsea, while Liverpool – who visit Stamford Bridge tomorrow – are a further point behind with a game in hand.

Both teams are affected by Covid-19 in some way. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is watching from the game from home while isolating after a positive test result, so assistants Albert Stuivenberg and Steve Round will take charge, while City are without Phil Foden, thought to be due to Covid too.

Lawrence Ostlere1 January 2022 11:22



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