Arsenal v Manchester City – Confirmed lineups – Star playmaker Mesut Ozil starts

Man City’s 2018/19 Premier League season campaign starts with a tough trip down south to London.

The Citizens take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, kick-off is scheduled for 16:00 (GMT).

Arsenal star playmaker Mesut Ozil has been included in Unai Emery’s starting eleven. The 29-year-old was handed the number 10 short following Jack Wilshere’s departure over the summer.

Summer signing Sokratis will make his debuts for the north London based club today. Petr Cech has retained his place in goal for Arsenal while Bernd Leno starts on the bench.

Meanwhile, Man City star Ilkay Gundogan has been included in Pep Guardiola’s matchday squad despite undergoing surgery on his nose to fix a deviated septum this month.

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Arsenal v Man City – Confirmed Lineups:

Arsenal Confirmed Starting XI: Cech; Maitland-Niles; Sokratis, Mustafi, Bellerin; Guendouzi, Ramsey; Xhaka, Ozil, Mkhitaryan; Aubameyang

Manchester City Confirmed XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy, Fernandinho (C), Gündogan, Bernardo, Mahrez, Sterling, Agüero
Subs: Bravo, Kompany, De Bruyne, Sané, Otamendi, Jesus, Foden