Pep Guardiola takes his in-form Manchester City side to Arsenal on Sunday (4pm kick-off) hoping to consolidate their position in the Premier League’s top four.

The Citizens have lost just one of their last nine league games, winning five, and picked up a credible 1-1 draw at home to Liverpool in their last league outing.

It means that Guardiola’s men went into the Premier League weekend in third place in the division, five points clear of neighbours Manchester United in fifth, and seven points clear of Sunday’s opponents.

Arsene Wenger’s men have had a torrid run in recent weeks, losing four of their last five league matches, including their previous league outing away at West Brom.

It has seen the Gunners slip out of the top four and down to sixth, six points behind Liverpool prior to their meeting with Everton in the Merseyside derby, so Sunday’s encounter against City is absolutely imperative for Wenger and his side if they are to secure a top four finish for the 21st successive season.

Nonetheless, Guardiola’s men will feel confident of getting all three points at the Emirates on Sunday, although the Spaniard may have to make a few changes to his side following the international break.

Thus, here are THREE Man City stars who deserve a chance against Arsenal on Sunday…

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