The XI: Arsenal vs Man. City
Welcome to the ‘The XI’ where you name your starting line-up of preference for an upcoming Arsenal match based on the team status from injuries to suspensions.
Alex Song, rated 50:50 to make the match, is the only one off an injury list of Arshavin, Denilson, Gallas, Djourou, Song, Fabregas, Ramsey and Gibbs.
The back-line is surely more solid with Song while playing Fabianski again will be a gamble knowing the capability of Man. City. That said, if this is indeed one of those season sign-off games, then Mannone does deserve another opportunity – especially in the midst of our goal-keeping uncertainties.