City missing key trio

Manchester City travel to Arsenal without Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and former Gunner Samir Nasri this weekend.

Striker Aguero (hamstring) remains on the sidelines while midfielder Toure is at the African Nations Cup – along with brother Kolo, the defender, and back-up striker Abdul Razak – and forward Nasri completes a three-game suspension.

Left-back Aleksandar Kolarov (knee) is back in contention for the Barclays Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium but right-back Maicon (knee) is still out while Micah Richards and Jack Rodwell are long-term casualties.

Provisional squad: Hart, Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Lescott, Kolarov, Clichy, Rekik, Milner, Barry, Garcia, Sinclair, Silva, Tevez, Dzeko, Balotelli, Lopes, Suarez.

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