Arsenal will be looking to continue their excellent start to the season as they begin a nightmare run of fixtures with a trip to Manchester City on Saturday.

The Gunners have won three out of four in the Premier League, losing only to champions Liverpool.

However, Mikel Arteta’s side now face a testing run, with the start of their Europa League campaign sandwiched between league games against City, Leicester and Manchester United.

New signing Thomas Partey may start for Arsenal

City on the other hand, will be hoping to bounce back to winning ways following a 1-1 draw with Leeds and a 5-2 thumping at the hands of Leicester prior to the international break.

Arsenal could hand a debut to deadline day signing Thomas Partey but Kieran Tierney is set to miss out as he is forced to self-isolate after a Scotland teammate tested positive for coronavirus.

Kevin de Bruyne is a doubt for Man City after leaving Belgium’s camp early, as is Raheem Sterling, who pulled out of England’s squad before the international break began.

Arsenal have not beaten Man City in the league since 2015, though they have come out on top in two FA Cup semi-finals in the same period.

In total, the clubs have met on 200 occasions, with Arsenal winning 98, City 57 and the other 45 ending in draws.