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Manchester City vs Arsenal, Premier League Team News: Four City players out as Santi Cazorla returns for Arsenal

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As Manchester City and Arsenal face off in a huge Premier League match on Sunday at Etihad Stadium, there is bad news for the hosts, and great news for the visitors.

City manager Manuel Pellegrini will miss four key starting players: Vincent Kompany suffered another muscle injury last Wednesday against Real Madrid, and is likely out for the season. David Silva is still a few days away form returning, and will not make it in time to face the Gunners. Aleksandar Kolarov and Pablo Zabaleta picked up injuries in training, and have both been ruled out of Sunday's fixture.

Arsene Wenger, on the other hand, can celebrate the return of one of his best players: Santi Cazorla is finally back from a litany of injuries that followed him throughout the season. The Spanish playmaker is an integral piece of the Gunners' system, and while his comeback happens with only two league games to play for Arsenal, he could ensure his team will finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League once again.

But is not all good news for Wenger: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is out for the season after suffering another injury, and is likely to miss the Euros. Skipper Per Mertesacker also has a physical problem that rules him out of the clash against the Citizens, and backup center-back Gabriel will have to start again.

If the injury list is of any indication, Arsenal might the favorites going into Sunday.