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After scoring the winning goal as a substitute against Norwich, Danny Welbeck may push for a recall as Arsenal travel to the Etihad on Sunday.
Arsene Wenger could use the England international either wide on the left or as the lone striker, leaving either Alex Iwobi or Olivier Giroud’s place in the starting XI in some doubt.
Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez appear sure starters in the other two attacking midfield positions in the usual 4-2-3-1 formation.
Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla are expected to be named amongst the substitutes once again, leaving Mohamed Elneny and Aaron Ramsey to form the centre midfield partnership, although Francis Coquelin will push for a recall.
Per Mertesacker is out for the season after being forced off with a hamstring injury against Norwich, so Gabriel is likely to come in alongside Laurent Koscielny in central defence. Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal should keep their places at right-back and left-back respectively.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee) is sidelined for six to eight weeks.
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