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Manchester City are expected to recall Vincent Kompany, Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure, none of whom featured in the win at Bayern Munich.
In defence, Gael Clichy has recovered from a foot problem and will vie with Aleks Kolarov for the left-back berth. Reports suggest Joe Hart may be selected for a domestic game for the first time since his mistake in the 2-1 defeat at Chelsea in late October.
Arsenal have no new injury concerns ahead of the trip to the Etihad. Bacary Sagna has recovered from a hamstring injury and is expected to replace Carl Jenkinson at right-back.