Arsenal: Cech, Bellerín, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Ramsey, Campbell, Ozil, Walcott, Giroud
Manchester City: Hart, Sagna, Otamendi, Mangala, Clichy, Touré, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Silva, Sterling, Aguero
It was Arsenal’s away trip to the Etihad last year where this latest incarnation of Wenger’s Arsenal announced themselves as potential title challengers for this coming season. Arsenal sat back, they absorbed the pressure and left Manchester with 3 points from a thoroughly un-Arsenal like performance. Whilst this fixture may be at Emirates, the arrival of Pellegrini and co. to north London on Monday night could well be the yet another signifier that this Arsenal team have the psychological strength to go on and win the title in one of the Premier League’s most open of seasons.