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Aguero has to settle for City bench

ESPN staff
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Alvaro Negredo and Edin Dzeko continue up front for Manchester City in their home clash against Cardiff, with Sergio Aguero taking his place on the bench.

Aguero scored within a minute of coming on in his return from injury against Blackburn in the FA Cup, but has failed to oust Dzeko from the starting XI.

Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov, Jesus Navas, Toure, Javi Garcia, Silva, Negredo, Dzeko

Substitutes: Lescott, Milner, Aguero, Clichy, Fernandinho, Pantilimon, Nastasic.

Cardiff: Marshall, Theophile-Catherine, Caulker, Turner, McNaughton, Medel, Noone, Gunnarsson, Mutch, Whittingham, Campbell

Substitutes: Hudson, Odemwingie, Kim, Eikrem, Lewis, Bellamy, John

Arsene Wenger has named an unchanged Arsenal side for the visit of Fulham to the Emirates Stadium.

Serge Gnabry continues in the absence of the injured Theo Walcott. Dimitar Berbatov - a reported transfer target for Arsenal - starts up front for Fulham.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Wilshere, Gnabry, Ozil, Cazorla, Giroud

Substitutes: Rosicky, Podolski, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fabianski, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Park

Fulham: Stekelenburg, Riether, Burn, Hangeland, Richardson, Dejagah, Sidwell, Parker, Kacaniklic, Dempsey, Berbatov

Substitutes: Riise, Kasami, Stockdale, Karagounis, Duff, Hughes, Bent

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