Arsenal vs Man City LIVE: Team news, line-ups and more ahead of Premier League fixture today


Follow all the action as Arsenal welcome Manchester City to the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League this afternoon.

Mikel Arteta’s side are still suffering from familiar inconsistencies, with two victories and as many defeats in their last five league games. The Gunners were dominant in the first leg of their Europa League tie against Benfica, however, captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang squandered several clear-cut chances and they were ultimately forced to settle for a 1-1 draw. Arteta urged his side to be “ruthless” and they will certainly have to be to stand any sort of a chance against a City side in fearsome form.

Pep Guardiola’s side are currently on a club-record run of 17 consecutive victories, which has seen City hurtle into a huge advantage in the title race as their nearest challengers have stuttered. The likes of Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva are playing at the peak of their powers while Kevin De Bruyne has been back in full training this week. Guardiola has already defeated his former assistant Arteta twice this season, although an upset is not entirely out of the question, with Arsenal stunning City in the FA Cup semi-finals last summer. Follow all the action live below at the conclusion of Aston Villa vs Leicester.

READ MORE: Would Pep’s methods work with inferior players? Arteta is finding out

Independent Football Newsletter

Get the latest football headlines direct to your inbox twice a week

Read our privacy notice

Independent Football Newsletter

Get the latest football headlines direct to your inbox twice a week

Read our privacy notice

ASTON VILLA 1 – 2 LEICESTER

75 mins: Barnes wins a corner for Leicester and Tielemans delivers it into the box, Soyuncu is the target but the ball doesn’t get to him and Aston Villa can clear the danger.

ASTON VILLA 1 – 2 LEICESTER

73 mins: Jamie Vardy takes his time on the ball before letting fly in a shot from inside the box and hitting the side netting of the goal. You sense Vardy is desperate to get on the scoresheet.

ASTON VILLA 1 – 2 LEICESTER

70 mins: Harvey Barnes brings the ball up the left side of the pitch and cuts inside. He’s looking for Jamie Vardy in fron of him but Vardy is marked so Barnes takes a shot from outside the box that gets blocked.

ASTON VILLA 1 – 2 LEICESTER

67 mins: Trezeguet comes on for Aston Villa replacing Anwar El Ghazi.

TEAM NEWS – ARSENAL VS MAN CITY

ASTON VILLA 1 – 2 LEICESTER

64 mins: Chance for Vardy! Barnes flicks the ball into the box with the outside of his foot and picks out Vardy with a nice run splitting the centre-backs. He takes a shot with his left foot but puts it wide of the far psot. Nampalys Mendy comes on to replace James Maddison for Leicester.

ASTON VILLA 1 – 2 LEICESTER

62 mins: Maddison whips the corner into the box but Aston Villa are able to get it clear. Maddison is down again this time clutching his hip. The physios come on the see to him as Brendan Rodgers thinks about making a change.

ASTON VILLA 1 – 2 LEICESTER

60 mins: James Maddison takes the free kick and whips a shot at goal. He starts it wide of the near post and curls it back. Emi Martinez sees the ball early, steps to his left and dives across to palm it behind for a corner.

ASTON VILLA 1 – 2 LEICESTER

57 mins: James Maddison is fine to continue for Leicester who win throw in on the right wing. Castagne takes it and the Foxes play it back before a long ball comes up to Barnes. He touches the ball past Elmohamady who then takes Barnes out. Elmohamady gets a yellow card and Leicester win a free kick.

ASTON VILLA 1 – 2 LEICESTER

54 mins: Leicester try to open up Aston Villa by working the ball across the 18-yard box. It comes to James Maddison who takes a shot that gets blocked by Douglas Luiz. Maddison goes down and looks to have jarred his ankle.

Source: Read Full Article