Premier League team news: Arsenal v Man City - Koscielny and Aguero missing

Laurent Koscielny is out. Photo: PA

Arsenal will again be without centre-half Laurent Koscielny for Saturday's Barclays Premier League game against Manchester City.

Koscielny has an injured calf, while midfielder Aaron Ramsey (thigh) is still a couple of weeks away from full fitness. Full-back Nacho Monreal is set to return to training following a foot injury.

Germany international Mesut Ozil (hamstring) remains out, alongside Jack Wilshere (foot), Theo Walcott and Abou Diaby (both knee).

Manchester City have playmaker David Silva available for Saturday's Barclays Premier League trip to Arsenal but will once again be without striker Sergio Aguero.

Blues boss Manuel Pellegrini has said Silva will be in the matchday squad for the contest, despite reports having suggested the Spain international was a doubt due to a problem he picked up in Tuesday's 3-0 win at Manchester United.

Aguero, meanwhile, is not yet ready to return to action after the hamstring injury he sustained against Barcelona on March 12, with Pellegrini indicating the Argentina frontman could make his comeback when City host Southampton on April 5.

Provisional Squads

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Vermaelen, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Flamini, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rosicky, Arteta, Giroud, Fabianski, Podolski, Kallstrom, Sanogo, Bellerin, Jenkinson, Gnabry.

Man City: Hart, Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Lescott, Kolarov, Clichy, Navas, Milner, Nasri, Silva, Toure, Fernandinho, Garcia, Rodwell, Dzeko, Negredo, Jovetic.