Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini claims the events of last season's title run-in will have no bearing on Monday's clash with Liverpool
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France defender Eliaquim Mangala is close to making a move to Manchester City from Porto.
City boss Manuel Pellegrini revealed following the 3-0 Community Shield loss to Arsenal that Mangala is keen to join the Barclays Premier League champions.
Pellegrini told BT Sport: "Some papers are maybe missing but we continue having interest in the player, he wants to come so we will see what happens in the week."
Manchester City (4-4-2): Caballero; Clichy, Boyata, Nastasic, Kolarov; Nasri, Toure, Fernando, Navas; Jovetic, Dzeko.
Subs: Rosicky, Giroud, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Monreal, Flamini, Campbell, Martinez.
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Szczesny; Debuchy, Koscielny, Chambers, Gibbs; Arteta, Wilshere; Sanchez, Ramsey, Cazorla; Sanogo.
Subs: Hart, Richards, Rekik, Milner, Sinclair, Silva, Zuculini.
Off to Wembley!! Let start the season with a win boys. Come on City!!!
Manchester City will be without eight players for Sunday's Community Shield clash with Arsenal at Wembley.
Frank Lampard is deemed not ready to feature yet following his arrival on loan, and the same applies to fellow new signing Bacary Sagna, along with Sergio Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta, Martin Demichelis, Fernandinho and skipper Vincent Kompany - six City players who were involved in the knockout stages of the World Cup.
Alvaro Negredo is the other man to miss out due to his foot injury, but there could be debuts for two new recruits in goalkeeper Willy Caballero and midfielder Fernando.
Provisional squad: Hart, Caballero, Wright, Boyata, Clichy, Rekik, Kolarov, Nastasic, Richards, Fernando, Garcia, Milner, Nasri, Navas, Silva, Sinclair, Toure, Dzeko, Guidetti, Jovetic.