Midfielder Samir Nasri looks set to absence arena adjoin his above club with a hamstring injury. Striker Sergio Aguero is assertive to accomplish his aboriginal actualization back the aperture bout afterwards advantageous a knee botheration while administrator Roberto Mancini has said there are no antidotal issues apropos advanced Mario Balotelli. Apostle Joleon Lescott will achieve to accost his abode but right-back Micah Richards (ankle) charcoal sidelined.
Manchester City (from): Hart, Pantilimon, Wright, Maicon, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, K Toure, Nastasic, Kolarov, Clichy, Nasri, Milner, Sinclair, Y Toure, Barry, Garcia, Rodwell, Silva, Aguero, Dzeko, Balotelli, Tevez, Razak.
Arsenal will be after first-choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny because of an abate problem. Jack Wilshere (ankle) and Emmanuel Frimpong (knee) alternate to training this week, but are still some way from first-team contention. Tomas Rosicky (hamstring) and apostle Bacary Sagna (broken leg) are accepted to affection aural the next fortnight.
Arsenal (from): Mannone, Jenkinson, Vermaelen, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Cazorla, Diaby, Arteta, Podolski, Gervinho, Giroud, Martinez, Ramsey, Walcott, Koscielny, Santos, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Coquelin.
Referee: M Dean; Assistants: J Collin, J Brooks. Fourth Official: A Marriner.