Man City XI vs Arsenal: Starting lineup, confirmed injuries and team news

Man City XI vs Arsenal: Starting lineup, confirmed injuries and team news

Manchester City face Arsenal today without goalkeeper Ederson after he failed to recover from injury in time.

Today’s huge Premier League title clash sees the holders without two of their first-choice defensive players, after Kyle Walker was also ruled out - but John Stones is fit for the bench.


City lost both Walker and Stones to leg muscle injuries on England duty and neither have been fit to train since returning to their club, with Guardiola Initially confirming that the duo will miss the game against Arsenal.

However, influential captain Kevin De Bruyne does start having sat out Belgium’s recent matches with a groin problem which had previously kept him sidelined for his club’s FA Cup quarter-final win over Newcastle a fortnight ago.

Manuel Akanji picked up a knock while away with Switzerland but has been able to train in the build-up to Arsenal’s visit and he starts in the right-back position ahead of Rico Lewis.

Jack Grealish is among the substitutes having shaken off a groin issue.

The Gunners lead the Premier League table on goal difference ahead of a crucial day in the title race, which also sees second-place Liverpool host Brighton, and holders City will start the day in third spot and a point behind both of their rivals.

Man City XI: Ortega; Akanji, Dias, Ake, Gvardiol; Rodri, Kovacic; De Bruyne, Silva, Foden; Haaland

Subs: Carson, Stones, Grealish, Doku, Alvarez, Gomez, Nunes, Bobb, Lewis

Injuries: Walker, Ederson

Time and date: 4:30pm BST on Sunday March 31, 2024

Venue: Etihad Stadium

TV channel: Sky Sports