The Gunners go into the game in second place one point clear of City who are in third place.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has given Mesut Ozil a spot in the starting line up. The World Cup winner has been in great form for the Gunners and has 13 assists in 15 games for the north London based side – the best record in the Premier League.
The experienced French manager has been full of praise for his star playmaker and defended Ozil’s world rate in his latest interview.
“Most of the time the stats are most surprising are work rate, because you might think a guy who is decisive on one or two occasions has worked very hard but then find out he hasn’t worked as hard as you thought,” Wenger told Arsenal Magazine.
Ozil has been in sensational form this season and has won back-to-back Vitality Arsenal Play of the Month awards over the last two months.
Arsenal v Manchester City
Kick-Off: 20:00 (GMT)
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Arsenal Confirmed starting line-up: Cech; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Ramsey, Flamini; Campbell, Ozil, Walcott; Giroud
Subs: David Ospina, Chambers, Gabriel, Gibbs, Iwobi, Chamberlain, Adelaide
Manager: Arsene Wenger
Manchester City Confirmed starting line-up: Hart; Sagna, Otamendi, Mangala, Kolorov; Fernandinho, Toure; De Bruyne, Silva, Delph; Aguero
Subs: Sterline, Bony, Navas, Cabalerro, Navas,