Arsenal vs. Manchester City
The Emmanuel Petit Golden Headband
Kickoff: 11 AM EDT, 8 AM PDT
Emirates Stadium, Islington, London
Form: ARS WWWWL | MCFC LWWDD
SB Nation's Blue Mancunian internet fiesta: Bitter and Blue
TV: Fox Soccer
Good morning, everyone. After last week's sub-par showing at Loftus Road, Arsenal will have a chance to redeem themselves against the number two team in all the Inger-land today back home at the Emirates. Manchester City come to town in gold-plated coaches, steeds of the purest white pulling their equipment vans, heralds and valets decked out in their finest livery, etc. (Yes, I know that Arsenal are easily one of the richest clubs on earth, too. Leave me alone.)
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Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Gibbs, Song, Arteta, Rosicky, Benayoun, Walcott, Van Persie.
Subs: Fabianski, Djourou, Santos, Jenkinson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Chamakh.
City: Hart, Zabaleta, Clichy, Kompany, Lescott, Yaya Toure, Barry, Milner, Nasri, Aguero, Balotelli.
Subs: Pantilimon, Richards, Pizarro, Dzeko, Kolarov, Tevez, De Jong.