Only three months ago, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang demonstrated exactly how to break open the troubled defence of Manchester City, and Pep Guardiola will watch him do it again. Ruben Dias is the man responsible for the job of pulling together a defense that this season has struggled to retain a clean sheet in three Premier League matches.
Just days after arrival, Benfica ‘s £ 62 million signing was chucked into the starting line-up to face Leeds United and made a solid start to prove why City was persuaded.
Now, with the Arsenal striker set to rebound from an ankle injury and return to action on Saturday, Dias faces an even greater challenge against Aubameyang, aiming to terrorize City’s shaky defense all over again. For a struggling defense, a clean sheet against Arsenal will be a welcome moral boost. To do that, Aubameyang must be prevented by the city and the bulk of the burden falls at the feet of Dias.