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Team News: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads Arsenal line against Manchester City

Team News: Aubameyang leads Arsenal line against City
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will lead the Arsenal line in Sunday's Premier League clash with Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will lead the Arsenal line in Sunday's Premier League clash with Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium.

Aubameyang - a January arrival from Borussia Dortmund - will start at the tip of the Arsenal attack, while Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are also included as Alexandre Lacazette is named on the bench.

There are two debutants in the Gunners XI, meanwhile, as Sokratis and Matteo Guendouzi are both selected, but fellow new arrivals Bernd Leno, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Lucas Torreira are on the bench.

As for City, head coach Pep Guardiola has made three changes to the team that started the 2-0 win over Chelsea in the Community Shield, with Ederson, Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling coming in for Claudio Bravo, Phil Foden and Leroy Sane.

Kevin De Bruyne is only fit enough for the bench this afternoon, while David Silva is again not involved. Sergio Aguero will lead the line for the Premier League champions as Gabriel Jesus is selected on the bench.

Arsenal: Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Sokratis, Maitland-Niles; Guendouzi, Xhaka, Ramsey; Ozil, Aubameyang, Mkhitaryan
Subs: Leno, Holding, Lichtsteiner, Elneny, Torreira, Iwobi, Lacazette

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy; Fernandinho, Gundogan, Bernardo; Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling
Subs: Bravo, Kompany, De Bruyne, Sane, Otamendi, Jesus, Foden

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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