Welcome to our live coverage of the weekend Premier League opener between Manchester City and Arsenal.
The defending champions set up their defense last weekend with a 5-0 destruction of Norwich, and now have the Gunners in their sights.
While City may not have Harry Kane or Cristiano Ronaldo in their ranks, they do have Gabriel Jesus.
The Brazilian entered the squad against the Canaries and, although he didn’t score, he impressed on the right side of the attack.
Jesus is expected to continue today, as well as £ 100million man Jack Grealish, but there will be no Kevin De Bruyne.
The Belgian maestro was hampered by an ankle injury and faces a spell on the treatment table next to Phil Foden.
Arsenal were also among the goals in their last outing, shooting six at West Brom on Wednesday.
However, it was an experienced team from Albion standing between Mikel Arteta’s men and the Carabao Cup third round that night – now it’s back to business in the Premier League.
The Gunners have lost both of their league games so far without scoring a goal and arrive in Lancashire with a recent record against City.
Still, they can be bolstered by the return to form of captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who managed a hat-trick in midweek, as well as their opponent’s recent failure against another North London club.
We’ll have some news from the Etihad Stadium team soon, then all the preparation before kick-off this afternoon at 12:30 p.m.