Sylvinho looking to beat Arsenal

Sylvinho joined City on a free transfer from Barcelona this summer.

“Manchester City have given me a fantastic opportunity and it would be great if my first game was against Arsenal,” said the Champions League winner.

“There is a special, special motivation to play against them and it is the same for me and Kolo and Ade.

“I think Arsene Wenger and Pat Rice are the only people left from my time there and the players have changed so much. What hasn’t changed is the way they play and they still play the most beautiful football in the Premier League.”