Martin Demichelis, Fernandinho and David Silva are the trio who remain, while Costel Pantilimon replaces Joe Hart in goal, meaning that the England keeper misses out in the Premier League for a seventh time this season.
Man City: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy, Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Nasri, Silva, Aguero, Negredo.
Subs: Hart, Lescott, Kolarov, Garcia, Navas, Milner, Dzeko.
Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Wilshere, Ramsey, Ozil, Walcott, Giroud
Subs: Fabianski, Vermaelen, Arteta, Rosicky, Cazorla, Gnabry, Bendtner
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