Martinelli and Xhaka start: Arsenal 4-2-3-1 predicted line-up against City

Even though Arsenal did well to score three goals in the second half of the game to erase a one-goal deficit and win 3-1 against West Ham on Monday, most fans of the Gunners may feel the crisis has not been extinguished just yet.

Freddie Ljunberg has continued his role as interim manager and the former Arsenal winger will be hoping to keep the team on the rise in order to emulate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s road to the managerial job at Manchester United earlier this year.

The Gunners have struggled this season but they could move to within four points of a place in the top four of the Premier League, in the event of a massive win over Manchester City on Sunday.

If anything, this is perhaps the best time to play Pep Guardiola’s side, who were beaten at home by bitter rivals Manchester United just a week ago.

The likes of Nicolas Pepe and Gabriel Martinelli, who were largely instrumental to the Gunners’ success against West Ham, are likely to retain their places in the line-up.