Arsenal will be desperate to secure a positive result at the Etihad this weekend as they take on Premier League champions Manchester City.
Arsene Wenger's side head into the game in great spirits after beating Stoke City by three goals to nil in their last outing.
However, the Gunners have a fairly dismal record against the teams towards the top of the division, but will take confidence from their draw with the Citizens earlier this season.
Wenger could hand midfield ace Aaron Ramsey a starting role after the Welshman returned to the club's bench last weekend. Despite the fact the 24-year-old failed to feature against Mark Hughes' side, he may now be boosted straight into the first XI for Sunday's fixture.
And, after David Ospina kept a clean-sheet on his Premier League debut last weekend, the Colombian stopper looks set to start between once again against the formidable City attack.
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With Mathieu Debuchy now out for the long term, youngster Calum Chambers should take his place in the right-back position. Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny should partner each other at the back, whilst Kieran Gibbs is expected to star down the left hand side of the Gunners' back-line.
Sanchez to star?
Francis Coquelin should keep his place in the middle of the park and slot in alongside the returning Ramsey, whilst the trio of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Santi Cazorla and Alexis Sanchez should operate in the areas behind Olivier Giroud.
Gunners fans will once again be hoping that Sanchez provides the inspiration for their side as an attacking force, whilst they will be desperate for their team to stay strong defensively.
There's no doubt about it, it won't be easy for Arsenal this weekend, but a good result in Manchester will no doubt set them up nicely for a strong second half of the campaign.
Ospina, Chambers, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Coquelin, Ramsey, Sanchez, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud
Hart, Demichelis, Clichy, Zabaleta, Mangala, Aguero, Silva, Navas, Fernandinho, Fernando, S. Jovetić
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