Arsenal vs Man City lineups, starting 11s for Premier League match: Will Bukayo Saka be fit?

Arsenal and Manchester City will renew their Premier League title rivalry on October 8 as Pep Guardiola’s side head to the Emirates Stadium.

Despite Arsenal edging out City in the 2023 FA Community Shield, the abiding memory of recent meetings comes from Guardiola’s double win over Mikel Arteta at the back end of last season.

Two defeats to City played a huge role in Arsenal’s title slip, with Guardiola winning all seven of his Premier League games against former assistant Arteta, and the Arsenal boss faces a major test in this fixture.

The Gunners lost away at Lens in midweek Champions League action, as City won at RB Leipzig, and Guardiola’s charges are a point ahead of Arsenal ahead of this Premier League clash.

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Arsenal vs Man City live stream, TV channel

This clash is the standout fixture of the weekend Premier League schedule with victory for either side providing a mental boost to their early-season title challenge.

Both teams join Tottenham as the only unbeaten sides in Premier League action in 2023/24 and the result in his game could have a key impact in the campaign.

Arsenal vs Man City live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this Premier League match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA Peacock

Fubo Canada

UK Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier  League Sky GO, Now TV
India Hotstar VIP,
Hong Kong Now Premier League 1 (Ch. 620-621) Now TV
Malaysia Astro Go
Singapore StarHub TV+
New Zealand Sky Sport NOW

UK: This match is available for live broadcast and streaming via Sky Sports’ services.

USA: This game can be streamed on Peacock.

Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live streaming exclusively via Fubo in Canada.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match .

MORE: Watch Premier League matches live with Fubo in USA

Arsenal vs Man City lineups

Arteta’s main injury concern focuses on winger Bukayo Saka after he was injured in their 2-1 Champions League loss at Lens. Arteta said he was positive the 22-year-old would be passed fit after being named in Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad, but Gabriel Martinelli is set to miss out again.

Guardiola has the majority of his star names available, aside from long-term absentee Kevin De Bruyne, and suspended Spain star Rodri.

Below are the projected starting lineups for both teams ahead of their Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium on October 8.

Arsenal starting 11

(4-3-3): Raya (GK) — White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko — Odegaard, Rice, Havertz — Saka, Jesus, Trossard

  • Injured: Martinelli, Timber
  • Suspended: None

If Arteta’s prediction is correct over Saka’s fitness, he will start in attack, alongside Gabriel Jesus and Leandro Trossard with Ben White set to return at right back. If Saka is unavailable, it is likely Eddie Nketiah will come into the front three, with Jesus moved to accommodate Saka’s wide role.

Man City starting 11

(4-2-3-1): Ederson (GK) — Walker, Stones, Dias, Ake — Nunes, Kovacic — Silva, Alvarez, Doku — Haaland

  • Injured: De Bruyne
  • Suspended: Rodri

The returns of John Stones and Bernardo Silva could be a change from Guardiola with the latter given 87 minutes of action in Leipzig. Matheus Nunes is likely to be preferred to Kalvin Phillips in central midfield in Rodri’s absence.

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