Basle coach Paulo Sousa is looking for his side to ''create a story'' for his club by beating Liverpool in the Champions League.
Arsenal will be without midfielder Aaron Ramsey (hamstring) and captain Mikel Arteta (calf) for Wednesday night's Champions League Group D match against Galatasaray, but Jack Wilshere should be fit from an ankle problem.
Striker Daniel Sturridge has not made Liverpool's Champions League trip to FC Basel after failing to recover from a thigh strain in time.
UEFA referees' chief Pierluigi Collina says new concussion rules that come into force in the Champions League this week will clear up any doubts about when players are able to continue after suffering a head impact.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says his side finally have the right personality to compete with the big guns in Europe.
When asked what was he was looking for in a Man City team that hasn't been there in previous years, Pellegrini told ITV's Gabriel Clarke: "I want to see personality and this team has the personality."
"Every time you play in the Champions league you have more experience and now we have the personality to go and play away the same as we play here (at home)."
"It was frustrating last year, we won our three games away and now we must continue in this manner, in the same way we played Bayern Munich this year. We didn't win but the team tried to do their best and I'm sure that we will do it - we will qualify.