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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(69) 47 Goals 40 (64)
(53) 42 Assists 28 (44)
(6.9) 7.1 Average Ratings 7 (6.9)
30.5 Average Age 32.8
180.9 Average Height (cm) 183.1
(1.1) 1.1 Shots pg 1.2 (1.3)
(54%) 54% Aerial Duel Success 51% (51%)
(0.9) 0.8 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.5)
(1.6) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.5)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Lukasz Fabianski Out 6.75
Abou Diaby Doubtful 7.16
Vito Mannone Doubtful 6.59
Olivier Giroud Doubtful 7.08
Player Reason Status Rating
Micah Richards Out 7.34
Jack Rodwell Out 6.58
Maicon Out 6.84
Aleksandar Kolarov Out 6.8
Sergio Agüero Out 7.03
Samir Nasri Out 6.89
Yaya Touré Out 7.18

Team News

  • Arsene Wenger has an unusual situation on his hands with all of his first team players potentially available for selection.
  • Abou Diaby is, however, unlikely to be rushed back into action after coming through an hour of reserve team action in midweek.
  • The main decision Wenger must make is who to start up front between Walcott and Giroud, though the Frenchman is a doubt after picking up a knock in the cup against Swansea
  • Roberto Mancini will be without Yaya Toure, who is away on international duty at the African Cup of Nations, so Javi Garcia may start.
  • Sergio Aguero is out with a hamstring injury, so Tevez and Dzeko may start once again having done so in the cup last weekend.
  • Elsewhere Samir Nasri is still suspended so won't face his former club, while Nastasic and Lescott vie for a starting berth alongside Kompany.


  • Manchester City haven't scored at the Emirates Stadium in each of their last 5 visits, with just 5 goals scored between the sides in their last 6 encounters in all competitions.
  • This game could well turn into a battle, despite the Gunners boasting the best disciplinary record in the league, with 4 red cards handed out on the last 5 occasions that the sides have met.
  • It is likely that City will need to win here, especially if United gain an advantage with a victory in the early kick off, if they are to have any hopes of retaining their title.
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