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Alexis Sanchez
Sanchez double sinks Sunderland. Reuters

Full-time: Manchester City 3-1 West Brom

Consolation goal for West Brom in the final few minutes at the Etihad. Allan Nyom is freed down the right and pings an inviting ball across goal, with Otamendi getting in a tangle as it passes him by. Robson-Kanu darts in behind him and hammers a sweet finish home.

Goal! Manchester 3-1 West Brom (Hal Robson-Kanu, 86)

Jesus comes close to adding a second for City after a terrific pass from Fernandinho but is denied not once but twice by Foster. Five minutes left at the Etihad.

Just as the Arsenal match wraps up, John Stones comes onto replace Kompany at the Etihad for the final 12 minutes or so. A goal from Pablo Zabaleta, who has also come off the bench, would go down a treat right now.

Thankfully, we still have a reason to follow the final day of the season now. Arsenal still have a chance to qualify for next season's Champions League, but they will need to beat Everton and Sunday and get a big favour from either Middlesbrough or Watford.

Full-time: Arsenal 2-0 Sunderland

Three minutes of time added on at the Emirates.

Off the bar! Mustafi reaches Ozil's corner but it comes back off the woodwork. Pickford actually got a fingertip to that; he's had a superb evening.

Ozil instead takes the free kick, floating it into the far post but it is cleared for a corner.

Iwobi bursts through the heart of Sunderland before NDong sticks out a leg to bring him down and give Sanchez the chance to seal his hat-trick from a free kick. Arsenal will also take this chance to make their final change, with Theo Walcott on for Giroud.

Sanchez is in for another! Ozil swings in a cross from deep that Giroud hooks back on goal, forcing another excellent save from Pickford. This time however, Sanchez is on the end of the rebound, tapping home from a couple of yards again for his second goal of the season.

Goal! Arsenal 2-0 Sunderland (Alexis Sanchez, 80)

Brilliant from Pickford. Iwobi cuts inside Larsson with ease and pings a shot across goal, drawing another instinctive save from the Black Cats goalkeeper who also manages to push it away from goal with Giroud lurking.

Another for City; and it's another very neat move from the hosts. Yaya Toure strides through the heart of West Brom, slowing down to play a neat-one two with Aguero who instantly returns the ball into his path. Without breaking stride, he coolly slots past Foster.

Goal! Manchester City 3-0 West Brom (Yaya Toure, 57)

Well, that's been coming. Arsenal finally break Sunderland's resistance and that will settle a few nerves the Emirates. The Black Cats allow Xhaka far too much time on the ball and he is able to pick of Ozil's darting run towards the near post. He meets his ball with a wonderful first-time flick across goal straight into the path of Sanchez, who taps home from a couple of yards out.

Goal! Arsenal 1-0 Sunderland (Alexis Sanchez, 71)

Ramsey looked like he might have picked up a knock prior to coming off. He's been Arsenal's best player tonight; that's a major worry with the FA Cup final looming.

Make that two Arsenal changes; Alex Iwobi is also on for Gibbs.

Here's the first Arsenal change of the evening; Danny Welbeck enters the fray to replace Aaron Ramsey.

Holding clips an inviting ball into the box that Giroud meets with a fine glancing header across goal, but it bounces inches wide from Cech's far post.

West Brom get us back underway at the Etihad.

Sanchez takes it, but his whipped effort takes a deflection off the wall and sails out for a corner.

Ramsey spins on the ball on the edge of the box, drawing a clumsy challenge from Cattermole. Arsenal have the free kick from about 25 yards out.

20 attempts on goal for Arsenal so far. Most of them have been rubbish, to be fair.

Larsson's delivery isn't bad at all, with Jones coming in at the far post for the diving header. He can't quite reach it in time however and Arsenal clear.

Neat play from Larsson as he jinks inbetween Monreal and Mustafi as he cuts in from the right, winning a free kick from the former. The Spaniard gets a booking, as does Ozil, presumably for a spot of dissent.

It's technically a backpass, so Sunderland get the free kick from six yards out. Larsson cleverly chips it first time into the six yard zone given there is no room to do anything else, forcing Holding to head over his own goal. The Sunderland corner comes in but Arsenal can hack clear.

We are back underway at the Emirates and Monreal has just narrowly avoided the howler of the season, pinging a back pass towards his own goal with Cech in no-mans land. The Gunners goalkeeper has to spring back towards goal and claw the ball out for a corner.

Half-time: Manchester City 2-0 West Brom

Just a couple of minutes until half-time at the Etihad. It's a walk in the park for Pep Guardiola's side at the moment.

A chance to make it three for City as the ball bounces favourably for Aguero on the edge of the D. It's at a nice height for him as the ball drops but he leathers his effort straight at Foster.

Manchester City

Happy days for City so far; they are up to third with these two involved in their quick-fire double at the Etihad.

Half-time: Arsenal 0-0 Sunderland

It's two goals in two minutes for City with De Bruyne getting in on the act after setting up the first, picking his spot from the edge of the box with a well-struck first-time shot.

Goal! Manchester City 2-0 West Brom (Kevin de Bruyne, 29)

City break the deadlock! Gabriel Jesus is in for an easy tap in after some superb build-up work from Kevin de Bruyne. And the floodgates might be about to open...

Goal! Manchester City 1-0 West Brom (Gabriel Jesus, 27)

Another Arsenal chance goes begging. A lovely combination between Ozil and Xhaka befuddles Sunderland and the former frees Bellerin in acres of space down the inside right. He cuts inside the box with Sanchez breaking into the six yard area on the other side, but the Spaniard decides to go for goal and hammers into the side netting.

Cech forced into another save! NDong, coming in from the right this time, spreads the ball to Defoe who has cut inside the box. It's from an awfully difficult angle, but with no choice but to shoot across goal, Defoe forces the Arsenal goalkeeper into another smart stop.

Meanwhile at the Etihad, City have just had their first effort on the West Brom goal with Kolarov testing Foster with a free-kick from some way out. It's been a quiet old evening so far.

Not bad from Sunderland. NDong drives down the left flank and combines neatly with Defoe before drifting inside. Holding is over to put pressure on him but he still manages to get the shot away, forcing Cech into a save down at his near post.

More tidy build-up play frees Gibbs out on the left but his cross his miserable, bypassing everyone of his teammates and floating out for a throw in.

Half an hour gone at the Emirates and in front of a very tame atmosphere, we are still goalless.

Oh dear. Defoe loses his footing at the vital moment inside the Arsenal box and isn;t able to reach O'Shea's knockdown.

Now Monreal is lucky to escape a booking, and following through with a clumsy challenge on Borini. Here's a chance for Sunderland to launch the ball into the box.

An airkick from Ozil inside the box gives Pickford the chance to launch the ball forward for a possible counter but Bellerin leans across and gets his arm in the way to stop it going any further. It's a clear hand ball and the Spaniard is shown the first yellow card of the game.

Ozil curls a cross into Giroud who is locked in what appears to be a chokehold of sorts from Kone. He's clearly impeding the Gunners forward but escapes any punishment.

Arsenal are looking in the mood and Pickford has already been called into action a couple of times already. Could be a busy night for him.

And we are also off and underway at the Etihad.

Ooof, not bad from Bellerin. Gibbs switches play brilliantly, picking out the Spaniard's surging run down the right. He cuts in onto his weaker left foot and lets fly with a dipping effort which veers just over the bar.

Great save from Pickford! Ramsey easily drives through the heart of Sunderland with no defender interested in getting over to stop him. The Welshman slides a neat ball through for Giroud who tries to slide his shot under the Sunderland goalkeeper, but he gets down quickly to get a vital hand to it.

Sanchez pings the ball into the back of the net from 30 yards out! But it won't count. The Chilean's vicious effort took a wicked deflection off the outstretched arm of Olivier Giroud that carried it past Pickford and into the back of the net. The referee spotted it and immediately wiped it out; good shout.

There was plenty of talk of an organised boycott from those behind the #WengerOut campaign in the build-up to this match. It is certainly looking very sparse around the Emirates tonight; has it worked, or are people simply not bothered about the prospect of facing an already-relegated Sunderland on a Tuesday night?

And Sunderland get us underway at the Emirates.

We are almost ready to get underway at the Emirates. Man City vs West Brom is a 8pm kick-off, but we will have updates from both games throughout the night.

Man City will effectively secure their Champions League spot for next season with a victory tonight. It's the bare minimum we expect from Pep Guardiola, who will end the season without a trophy for the first time in his career next week.

Vincent Kompany makes his eighth consecutive start for Manchester City tonight. Sergio Aguero also comes back into the starting XI in place of Raheem Sterling who is dropped to the bench and will partner Gabriel Jesus up front. In what is likely to be his last game at the Etihad as a City player, Pablo Zabaleta starts on the bench.

David Moyes makes two enforced changes tonight; Jason Denayer and striker Victor Anichebe limped off in the first half of the lousy defeat to Swansea City on Saturday and are ruled out tonight with Lee Cattermole & Bryan Oviedo coming in for the pair.

Arsene Wenger makes just two changes to the side that eased past Stoke City on Saturday with Kieran Gibbs in for Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey replacing Francis Coquelin in midfield. Alexis Sanchez has shaken off that knock suffered in the win over the Potters but as expected, Laurent Koscielny misses out.

Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck are among the subs, with Olivier Giroud given the nod tonight to lead the line.

Sunderland team to face Arsenal: Pickford, Jones, Manquillo, O;Shea, Kone, Oviedo, NDong, Larsson, Cattermole, Borini, Defoe

Subs: Mannone, Love, Januzaj, Lescott, Gooch, Gibson, Rodwell

Arsenal team to face Sunderland: Cech, Holding, Mustafi, Monreal, Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Gibbs, Ozil, Giroud, Alexis

Subs: Ospina, Gabriel, Elneny, Coquelin, Iwobi, Walcott, Welbeck

BREAKING: Alexis Sanchez starts for Arsenal this evening after passing late fitness test.

Team news: Manchester City

Claudio Bravo remains out with a calf problem which is unlikely to see him return before the end of the season. Fabian Delph is another one missing due to a calf problem, along with long-term absentee Ilkay Gundogan. Tonight is expected to be Pablo Zabeleta's final match at the Etihad as a City player.

Claudio Bravo
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David Moyes on the dilemma surrounding Sunderland youngsters.

"It might be that we have to take the kids with us to Arsenal in some cases, which isn't a problem. The ones who would be involved, maybe George Honeyman who is injured, Lynden Gooch, Donald Love, are all young enough to play in the game on Wednesday night as well. The next group down is like Elliot Embleton, Josh [Maja] and Joel Asoro. If we need to dip in and bring them and use them on the bench, we will do. But obviously we'd like to keep them for the game on Wednesday night [for the U23 Premier League International Cup final against FC Porto]."

Team news: Sunderland

So what will David Moyes do? Turning to the club's youth ranks is his only real option. But that is complicated somewhat with the club's young hopefuls in action in the U23 Premier League International Cup final against FC Porto on Wednesday.

Team news: Sunderland

The injury situation hasn't improved at the Stadium of Light with centre-back Jason Denayer and striker Victor Anichebe limping off in the first half of the lousy defeat to Swansea City with thigh and hamstring problems respectively. George Honeyman, Lee Cattermole and Steven Pienaar also missed that game along with long-term absentees Jan Kirchhoff, Paddy McNair and Duncan Watmore. None of them are expected to return for tonight's match.

David Moyes
Moyes' side were condemned to relegation with their 24th loss of the campaign. Reuters

Team news: Arsenal

Arsene Wenger also remains without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain due to his hamstring problem, with the Gunners boss given him an 80% chance of making the FA Cup final against Chelsea, but ruling him out of his side's remaining league games. Kieran Gibbs meanwhile is back among the selection options.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Wenger on Alexis Sanchez's chances of featuring tonight.

"Sanchez is to have tests today. It didn't look too good but with him you never know, he is so keen [to play]. It was just a kick, so maybe he can recover for tomorrow."

Team news: Arsenal

Both Alexis Sanchez and Laurent Koscielny are carrying knocks ahead of the visit of David Moyes' side tonight. The France international has suffered a recurrence of the calf problem that ruled him out of the recent win over Southampton, while Sanchez took a kick to the thigh during Saturday's easy win over Stoke City.

Alexis Sanchez
Sanchez was in superb form on Saturday but limped off with 13 minutes of the match remaining. Reuters

Champions? Done. Relegation? Done. Champions League qualification? Almost done. The final weekend of the 2016-17 Premier League season is shaping up to be one spectacularly drab affair unless someone in the top four slips up.

Manchester City and Arsenal, sat in fourth and fifth respectively, play their final game in hand on Liverpool tonight. If both of them pick up all three points tonight, we will enter the final day of the season with the three clubs separated by three points - with only two Champions League places up for grabs.

Liverpool have their fate in their own hands; victory over Middlesbrough in their final game of the season will secure a top four finish. But Arsenal can keep things interesting if they can keep the pressure on them tonight. With Man City facing a potentially tricky final day away to Watford, they cannot afford anything but a win tonight; or Pep Guardiola finishing outside the top four in his first season could become a startling reality.

Stick around, we have all your team news coming up shortly.