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Man City v Arsenal preview

Joe Hart looks set to start in goal for Manchester City when they host Premier League leaders Arsenal on Saturday (kick-off 12.45pm).

Manuel Pellegrini is reportedly ready to restore the England keeper to his Premier League line-up in place of Costel Pantilimon.

In line for recalls are 12-goal striker Sergio Aguero, skipper Vincent Kompany and midfield inspiration Yaya Toure. Aguero was an unused substitute as City won 3-2 at Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Micah Richards was forced off after 16 minutes of the victory at the Allianz Arena with what looked to be a muscle injury, so he is expected to miss out.

City are still without central defender Matija Nastasic (calf) but left-back Gael Clichy has overcome a knock.

Playmaker David Silva made a successful return to action in Germany after a six-game absence and striker Stevan Jovetic (calf) is also back in training.

Arsenal will check on the fitness of full-back Bacary Sagna (hamstring) ahead of the game.

German forward Lukas Podolski has returned after his hamstring injury, but lacks full match fitness.

Forward Yaya Sanogo (back), midfielders Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby (both knee) are all still sidelined.