Full Arsenal squad revealed for Man City clash as Mikel Arteta faces Gabriel Martinelli decision

Arsenal will be desperate to get back to winning ways this evening when they host Manchester City to the Emirates Stadium

Full Arsenal squad for Man City as Mikel Arteta makes Gabriel Martinelli call. (Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images)

Arsenal welcome Manchester City to the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night in what promises to be a blockbuster clash at the top of the Premier League table.

The north Londoners have led the league since mid-August, although their gap over second-placed City has been reduced to just three points following a hugely controversial 1-1 draw with Brentford at the weekend. City also boast a superior goal difference, meaning a win for Pep Guardiola’s side on Wednesday would see them return to the league summit for the first time in six months.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has struggled against his former mentor Guardiola since leaving his role as City assistant coach. In fact, he has lost all five league meetings between the two, with his only success over the former Barcelona boss coming in the 2020 FA Cup semi-final when his side won 2-0.

Arteta has a number of team selection calls to make this evening as a large section of the Arsenal fanbase have urged him to start new signing Leandro Trossard ahead of Gabriel Martinelli on the left-wing. Martinelli has started all 21 league games this season but has struggled for form in recent times whilst Trossard opened his account for the club at the weekend, scoring the Gunners’ only goal during the aforementioned draw against the Bees.

Still, the Brazilian international’s electric pace, combined with his relentless pressing intensity could make him the perfect player to trouble City. With that being said, football.london now takes a look at the full squad Arsenal have available for the match

Midfielders: Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey, Jorginho, Martin Odegaard, Fabio Vieira, Matt Smith, Amario Cozier-Duberry, Ethan Nwaneri.

Forwards: Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Eddie Nketiah, Leandro Trossard, Reiss Nelson.

 

 

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