Dec 14, 2013 at 12.45pm UK at ​Etihad Stadium
Man CityManchester City
Aguero (14'), Negredo (39'), Fernandinho (51', 88'), Silva (66'), Toure (90' pen.)
Silva (49'), Kompany (79')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Walcott (31', 63'), Mertesacker (90')
Szczesny (90')

Team News: Theo Walcott returns for Arsenal

Team News: Walcott returns for Arsenal
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Manchester City and Arsenal both make numerous changes for their Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium, which includes the return of Theo Walcott.

Just three of the players who started Manchester City's 3-2 win at Bayern Munich on Wednesday have been named in the first XI for this afternoon's clash with Arsenal.

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.

Manager Arsene Wenger has made five changes to the Arsenal side that were beaten by Napoli during the week, which includes the return of Theo Walcott.

Bacary Sagna, Jack Wilshere, Nacho Monreal, and Aaron Ramsey come into the side as well, while Santi Cazorla and Mikel Arteta drop to the bench.

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

You can follow live commentary of this match with Sports Mole this afternoon.

Man City's Sergio Aguero celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's opening goal against West Brom during their Premier League match on December 4, 2013
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