Manchester City will play host to Arsenal in a Premier League match on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Etihad Stadium.
Entering Saturday, Arsenal (3-0-1) stands at fourth place in the 2020-21 Premier League table after defeating Sheffield United 2-1. Meanwhile, Manchester City (1-1-1) stands at 14th in the league after settling for a draw against Leeds United.
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Mendy; Foden, Rodri, Gundogan; Bernardo, Mahrez, Sterling
Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Leno; Bellerin, Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney; Ceballos, Thomas, Saka; Willian, Lacazette, Aubameyang
TV Channel: NBC, NBC Universo
The good news is Sergio Aguero starts in what looks to be a much stronger XI – it is amazing what a central striker can do for that. The worse news is Aymeric Lapore has disappeared from the squad completely. Nathan Ake arrived this summer ready to fight for a regular starting place so he gets the chance alongside Dias to show what he has got
This season, Arsenal has scored eight total goals through its first four matches. Alexandre Lacazette has led the way, recording three goals in three starts, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has added a goal and assist.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should be passed fit to start after sustaining a minor sprained ankle last week, but Kieran Tierney will play no part after being forced into self-isolation.
Meanwhile, Manchester City has gotten off to a slow start this campaign after finishing second last season. The club has allowed a total of seven goals through its first three matches while scoring just six. Kevin De Bruyne has a goal, assist and converted penalty kick through his first three games, while Raheem Sterling has added a goal and assist.
The Gunners have had a decent start to 2020/21, taking nine points from a possible 12. Their only loss to date came against Liverpool at Anfield, but Arteta will hope to avoid defeat at the home of another title contender on Saturday.
Eddie Nketiah impressed on international duty with England Under-21s, but Alexandre Lacazette is favourite to start up front for the visitors to the Etihad Stadium.