Arsenal v Manchester City Live Commentary & Result, 21/02/2021, Premier League



If Manchester City win today, they’ll equal their club record of 11 consecutive wins on the road from the 2017/18 season.

Manchester City make five changes after beating Everton last time out: Walker, Laporte, Foden, Rodrigo and Jesus are the ones to make way. Most notably, De Bruyne returns to the starting lineup after being unavailable over the last month with an injury.

Arsenal make four changes to the side that drew against Benfica during the week: Luiz, Gabriel, Ceballos and Smith Rowe all drop out.

SUBS: Gabriel Jesus, Zack Steffen, Ferran Torres, Benjamin Mendy, Rodrigo, Sergio Aguero, Aymeric Laporte, Kyle Walker, Phil Foden.

MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Ilkay Gundogan; Riyad Mahrez, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling.

SUBS: Emile Smith Rowe, Gabriel Martinelli, Dani Ceballos, Alexandre Lacazette, Cedric Soares, Mat Ryan, Gabriel Magalhaes, David Luiz, Willian.

ARSENAL (4-2-3-1): Bernd Leno; Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, Pablo Mari, Kieran Tierney; Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka; Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Nicolas Pepe; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Manchester City, meanwhile, are looking imperious. They’re 10 points clear at the top of the league after winning 18 straight matches across all competitions – they’ll be expecting to make that 19 today.

Hello and welcome to live commentary of this Premier League fixture between Arsenal and Manchester City. The hosts enter this one in resurgent form after a difficult start to the season; despite find themselves 10th in the league, they’ve won three of their last six and they’ll be hoping for a shock victory today.



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