SHKODRAN MUSTAFI is facing a late fitness test for Arsenal’s clash with Manchester City at the Etihad on Wednesday.
The 27-year-old defender returned to training after missing the win over West Ham at the weekend and is back in contention.
Mustafi suffered a hamstring injury during Arsenal’s Europa League defeat by Olympiakos last week but could return on Wednesday.
Pablo Mari is expected to continue at centre-back if the German is not fit enough to return on Wednesday night.
Granit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos are likely to line-up in midfield with Lucas Torreira facing 10 weeks on the sideline.
Mikel Arteta is likely to play a 4-2-3-1 formation for the rearranged Premier League showdown.
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Nicolas Pepe, Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are likely to start at the Etihad.
Alexandre Lacazette could start up front after coming off the bench at the weekend to score the winner against West Ham.
Arsenal likely line-up: Leno, Sokratis, Luiz, Mari, Saka, Xhaka, Ceballos, Pepe, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette.
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