Gundogan fit to start as De Bruyne returns to City XI and Foden drops to bench |

After missing out on Manchester City’s win over Everton in midweek, Ilkay Gundogan has made a swift return from a groin injury and makes Pep Guardiola’s starting XI this afternoon.

Arsenal are the latest team attempting to stop City’s 17-game unbeaten run, with kick-off at the Emirates at 16:30 GMT.

Gundogan featured prominently in both the transfers in and out columns in the run-up to Gameweek 24: 365,022 Fantasy Premier League managers recruited the German after his huge haul against Spurs, with 244,409 of us moving the in-form midfielder on – no doubt influenced by the yellow flag that appeared next to his name following his no-show on Merseyside.

There is other noteworthy team news from the City camp, with Gundogan one of five players who are recalled.

Kevin De Bruyne makes his first start in over a month, with John Stones, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Fernandinho also back in Guardiola’s line-up.

Phil Foden drops to the bench despite scoring at Goodison Park, with Gabriel Jesus, Kyle Walker, Rodri and Aymeric Laporte also making way from the team that took to the pitch at kick-off on Wednesday.

Sergio Aguero, who has not played for City since the beginning of January, is also among the substitutes for the visitors.

Having named the same team in his last two competitive matches, Mikel Arteta also makes five changes to his starting XI.

Kieran Tierney, Rob Holding, Nicolas Pepe, Pablo Marí and Mohamed Elneny return, with Cedric Soares, David Luiz, Gabriel, Emile Smith Rowe and Dani Ceballos dropping to the bench.


Arsenal XI: Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Pablo Mari, Tierney, Elneny, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Pepe, Aubameyang.

Man City XI: Ederson, Joao Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko, Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Sterling.

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