Manchester City, second in the Premier League, host sixth-placed Arsenal when eleven points separates the both sides.

Despite the big gap between the two clubs, the Gunners are in their top form as they beat Stoke City easily and the City had a tough 1-1 draw against Everton in their last Premier League matches.

Arsene Wenger's men are playing some great Football with a fast one-touch attacking style. Former Barcelona striker Alexis Sanchez is at his best and create most of Arsenal's chances. The 26-year-old Chilean has scored 18 goals so far this season for the Gunners.

On the other hand City's main threat will be supplied by Sergio Aguero, who will be back to the starting line up after the Argentinean missed 10 matches due to injury.

Against Everton, Pellegrini started the match with Stevan Jovetic and David Silva as his strikers but Jovetic wasted some very good chances in the first half.

City could lose the match against Everton and produced one of the poorest performances of the season, especially in the first half when they could not complete some consecutive passes.

Manchester City:

Manuel Pellegrini will not have his midfielder star Yaya Toure as he is on international duty with Ivory Coast at the African Cup of Nations.

The Chilean will use Fernando and Fernandinho as his midfielder pair, while Silva will play just behind Aguero in Pellegrini's 4-4-2 formation.


Wenger will have former Real Madrid player Mesut Ozil back but he will start the match from the bench as he has yet to hit his top form after he recovered from his injury.

In Wenger's 4-1-4-1 formation Sanchez and Tomas Rosicky will play as two wingers while Francis Coquelin is Wenger's new favorite defensive midfielder.

Manchester City Probable Formation (4-4-2):

Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Mangala, Clichy, Fernando, Fernandinho, Nasri, Navas, Silva Aguero.

Arsenal Probable Formation (4-1-4-1):

Ospina, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Rosicky, Sanchez, Giroud.