Teams: Arsenal v Man City: Maitland-Niles & Cech Start

By on August 12, 2018


Arsenal begin the 2018/19 Premier League campaign by welcoming defending champions Manchester City to the Emirates this afternoon.

Unai Emery’s first line-up sees Petr Cech start in goal with Ainsley Maitland-Niles starting at left-back in the absence of Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac.

Matteo Guendouzi starts in midfield alongside Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka with Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan supporting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in attack.

These are the line-ups for the game:


Cech, Bellerin, Sokratis, Mustafi, Maitland-Niles, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Ramsey, Ozil, Aubameyang

Subs: Elneny, Lacazette, Torreira, Lichtsteiner, Holding, Iwobi, Leno

Man City

Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Bernardo, Mahrez, Sterling, Aguero

Subs: Bravo, Kompany, De Bruyne, Sane, Otamendi, Gabriel Jesus, Foden