Man City-Arsenal Premier League clash rearranged for March 11

The Premier League game between Manchester City and Arsenal will take place on March 11, extending a busy period for the defending champion.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and his Arsenal counterpart Mikel Arteta (File Photo).   -  Getty Images

Manchester City's Premier League match against Arsenal has been rescheduled for next Wednesday, March 11. Arsenal was originally scheduled to visit the Etihad Stadium last weekend, although City's progress to the EFL Cup final meant a new date was required.

All parties have moved swiftly to reorganise the fixture, which will kick off at 19:30 GMT. Mikel Arteta will be pitted against City for the first time since leaving Pep Guardiola's backroom team to take charge of the Gunners.

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City, which retained the EFL Cup for a third successive season by beating Aston Villa 2-1 at Wembley, won the reverse fixture 3-0 at Emirates Stadium in December.

Arsenal lies 10th in the table and is eight points shy of Chelsea in fourth with a game in hand, while City is second and 22 points behind runaway leader Liverpool having played one game less.

Guardiola's side faces Sheffield Wednesday in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Wednesday before a derby showdown against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday – the latter fixture coming a day after Arsenal's own local argument at home to West Ham.

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