Erling Haaland IS set to feature for Manchester City title rivals Arsenal in what will be the BIGGEST game of the Premier League season: Everything you need to know including start time, how to watch and team news
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal host Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in what will be the biggest game of the Premier League season so far on Wednesday evening.
Arteta’s side have been in dazzling form this season, but have started to slip in their last two games.
The Gunners dropped two points in their last league game – drawing at home to Brentford. Before that, Arteta’s side were beaten by Everton thanks to a second half header from James Tarkowski.
As for City, the Premier League holders have had a mixed campaign so far. Despite being only three points off Wednesday’s opponents, Pep’s side have already lost four games this season – losing to Tottenham, Manchester United, Brentford and Liverpool.
City are coming into the game off the back of a crucial 3-1 win at home to Aston Villa in their last league game – goals from Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez secured all three points for Guardiola’s side.
Bukayo Saka will be hoping to put in a fine performance against Guardiola’s Manchester City
A win for City against the league leaders will be huge in their quest to retain the Premier League title.
Sportsmail breaks down everything you need to know including start time and team news.
When is Arsenal vs Manchester City?
The Gunners will face City on Wednesday, February 15, with the game kicking off at 7.30pm.
The match will take place at the Emirates, with the league leaders yet to lose at home this season.
Despite the Gunners’ stunning record at home this season, City fans will be full of optimism.
Guardiola’s men have not lost in the league at the Emirates in nearly eight years – with their last defeat away to the Gunners game back in 2015.
Goals from Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud secured a 2-1 for the Gunners on that day.
How to watch Arsenal vs Manchester City
Wednesday’s showdown between Arsenal and Manchester City will not be broadcasted live on digital TV.
The showdown between Arsenal and Manchester City will take place at the Emirates Stadium
Instead, the game will be shown live on Amazon Prime Video.
Sportsmail will also be providing live coverage of the showdown, so you can keep up-to-date by following our live blog.
What is the team news ahead of Arsenal vs Manchester City?
The Gunners have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the clash with City, with Emile Smith Rowe and Gabriel Jesus remaining unavailable.
Leandro Trossard could start from the off following his impressive cameo against Brentford – scoring Arsenal’s only goal.
Erling Haaland has handed City a major boost heading into the game as the forward was spotted training this week.
The forward limped off during City’s win against Villa in their last game.
Erling Haaland is in line to feature despite coming off injured against Aston Villa on Sunday
What’s been said in the build-up to the game?
Guardiola is expecting a tough test against ‘the best team in the league’ and is hoping that his side will be ready for a ‘big battle’.
‘So far they are the best team in the Premier League,’ he said.
‘We felt it a couple of weeks ago. The commitment, they are sharp.
‘It will be a big, big battle. In the departments, you have to be ready.’
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