Granit Xhaka says even the ‘dence fog’ over Manchester yesterday (Saturday) wasn’t enough to put him off preparing for the big match on Sunday.

Saying that, considering how much footballers are paid to do what they love, I’d hope not!

The midfielder has only faced City once, during our pre-season friendly, which the Gunners won 3-2.

Therefore, he’ll be going into this match hoping for a similar, if not better, result.

Xhaka has now made a total of 20 appearances for Arsenal since signing for us in the summer and has gradually become a regular starter, despite Arsene Wenger’s reluctance to play him early on due to fitness.

The 24-year-old loves a challenge, in more ways than one, so here’s hoping he brings his A-game against City, who are currently below us by just one point in fourth, and doesn’t do anything silly.