How combined Arsenal and Man City XI would line up as sides set for crunch Premier League title clash | The Sun

ARSENAL face Manchester City tomorrow in a top-of-the-table showdown – but imagine having both squads at your disposal.

The Gunners were left fuming after being denied all three points against Brentford on Saturday because VAR failed to spot an offside.

Bees star Christian Norgaard was in an offside position when he crossed for Ivan Toney to equalise.

The PGMOL contacted Arsenal over the incident to explain what led to the mistake – VAR Lee Mason had failed to draw the lines to check if Norgaard was offside.

It is not the first time poor officiating has cost Arteta's side this season, and they could be more than two points clear at the top of the league if correct decisions had been made.

However, they could stretch their advantage to five points if they can overcome second-placed Man City, who beat Aston Villa 3-1 on Sunday.


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And the Cityzens may also have to go into the showdown without top scorer Erling Haaland.

However, with the two sides almost neck-and-neck at the top, fans have been torn over who is the best team, which led to us dreaming about a potential combined XI from both of the talented squads.

We don’t think that many would argue over the inclusion of Haaland, who already has 31 goals this term, leading the line.

With the fine form of Aaron Ramsdale in goal, he would have many opting for him between the sticks, but we’ve gone for the more-experienced City stopper Ederson.

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With the attacking talents both clubs possess, we’ve opted for a flat back four to get them on the offensive, and it has Arsenal’s William Saliba lining up alongside Ruben Dias at the heart.

The pace of Kyle Walker at right-back will offer them cover, while Oleksandr Zinchenko makes it on the opposition flank.

It would be criminal to not include City’s midfielder magician Kevin De Bruyne, and we’ve opted for Gunners captain Martin Odegaard alongside him to help provide ammunition with Thomas Partey guarding the backline.

Bukayo Saka has been in inspirational form for the current leaders this term, and he makes the cut behind Haaland.

Then you have an array of talent vying for the last attacking spot out on the left, from Gabriel Martinelli to the £100m Jack Grealish.

However, despite his recent drop in form, Phil Foden is the man picked by Sun Sport to complete the dream XI.

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