Young German winger Leroy Sane has been handed a start by Pep Guardiola, as City face a near full-strength Arsenal side
Of course, the Gunners will be without their injured German center-back Shkodran Mustafi, who has been ruled out of action for the rest of the year with a hamstring injury. He has been replaced in the starting XI by Gabriel Paulista.
Apart from that Arsenal are nearly at full-strength, and have fielded a strong side with Sanchez, Ozil, Walcott and Iwobi in attack against the Citizens. The central midfield duo of Francis Coquelin and Granit Xhaka also start.
The big news from the Man City camp is that 20-year-old Leroy Sane has been handed a start in this big encounter. Apart from that Guardiola has made some interesting changes, as full-back Aleksandar Kolarov once again plays at center-back, while Belgian midfielder Kevin de Bruyne will play as the central striker.
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