Tevez, Aguero start for Man City; Walcott, Song for Arsenal – Preseason Action

BEIJING, China (Sporting Alert) — Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero will again lead the forward line for Manchester City when they take on Arsenal in a preseason friend at the Beijing Bird’s Nest Stadium tonight.

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The Argentine internationals have been working well together and manager Roberto Mancini is looking to start playing a more consistent group of players as he seeks to find the right blend ahead of the start of the campaign.

Captain Vincent Kompany, who recently signed a new contract with City will lead again from the back and he will play alongside Kolo Toure, Stefan Savić and another Serbian, Aleksandar Kolarov.

Midfielder Nir Biton, 20, will start alongside Yaya Toure and Abdul Razak in the middle, with the likes of Samir Nasri and David Silva still out.

Arsenal, in the meantime, have named a slightly different side from the one that struggled to a 2-1 win over a Malaysian XI, with Theo Walcott, Alex Song and Łukasz Fabiański amongst the starters.

Arsenal v Manchester City Teams

Arsenal: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Vermaelen (c), Bartley, Gibbs, Diaby, Song, Arteta, Walcott, Santos, Gervinho.
Subs: Szczesny, Mannone, Miquel, Djourou, Yennaris, Coquelin, Eastmond, Aneke, Eisfeld, Ryo, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Chamakh, Afobe.

Manchester City:  Pantilimon, Savic, Kompany, Kolo Toure, Kolarov, Zabalata, Biton, Yaya Toure, Razak, Aguero, Tevez

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