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Costa has been battling injury and did not start in the draw with Schalke

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany

Vincent Kompany tells Manchester City to believe time in Champions League has come ahead of Bayern Munich match

The Premier League champions are expected to make a major assault on the European Cup this season

Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea backed to progress from Champions League group phase

Analysis from Bloomberg Sports makes current holders Real Madrid the favourites

Manchester City’s past will not mean much to the likes of Sergio Aguero, but what he knows is that he has been part of the transformation of a football club who were not on his radar pre-2008
Manuel Pellegrini

Arsenal vs Manchester City: Manuel Pellegrini vents anger over Mark Clattenburg's performance as he blasts key decisions

Pellegrini believes the referee got three key decisions wrong and that neither Arsenal goal should have stood

Danny Welbeck

Arsenal vs Manchester City: How did Danny Welbeck do on his Arsenal debut?

A look at how the £16m summer signing handled his first appearance for the Gunners

Sergio Aguero

Arsenal vs Manchester City half-time report: Arsenal start brightly but Sergio Aguero gives City the lead against the run of play

Striker slots home from six-yards out to give Manuel Pellegrini's side the lead at the break

Danny Welbeck
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini

Alvaro Negredo left Manchester City because of Financial Fair Play, says Manuel Pellegrini

Premier League champions were forced to sell Spain star after Champions League punishment

Manuel Pellegrini says that financial restrictions have reduced the amount of his transfer budget

Manchester City starting XI: Fernando or Fernandinho? Our writers select the best team Manuel Pellegrini can put out

Injuries ignored - what's the best team the Premier League champions can start with following their summer spending spree?

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger with Danny Welbeck during training at London Colney yesterday

Arsenal vs Manchester City: Arsene Wenger unfazed by early kick-off - 'we've had great games at 12.45'

The match at the Emirates is the first Premier League game of the weekend

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal (centre) with his new signings Radamel Falcao (left) and Daley Blind during a photocall at Old Trafford

Premier League football on TV this weekend: Arsenal vs Manchester City and Manchester United vs QPR

We take a look at the key games on television this weekend

Santi Cazorla vs David Silva: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Arsenal and Manchester City

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' playmakers ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at the Emirates

Liverpool bound? Micah Richards is one English player who may leave City

Micah Richards joins Fiorentina: England defender holds bad feelings towards Manuel Pellegrini for lack of playing time at Manchester City

Richards admits he is not resentful towards his childhood club but is frustrated with the lack of playing time he was offered under Pellegrini

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger with Danny Welbeck during training at London Colney yesterday

Arsene Wenger on the day he signed Danny Welbeck for Arsenal, coached Diego Maradona and met Pope Francis

Arsenal manager claims Welbeck ‘would not be here’ if he had not gone to Italy

Danny Welbeck

Statistics preview to the Premier League, featuring Arsenal vs Manchester City, Chelsea vs Swansea and Manchester United vs QPR

WhoScored.com, who offer the largest online database for detailed football statistics, preview the top matches from gameweek 4 of the Premier League on behalf of The Independent

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