Date: 15th December 2016 at 7:40am
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The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Manchester City this weekend.

Arsenal travel to Manchester City on Sunday December 18 for the game at the Etihad Stadium and the match carries a 4pm kick off for screening by Sky Sports.

Referee: Martin Atkinson
Linesmen: G Beswick and A Nunn
Fourth Official: R Madley

Match Day referee Atkinson has officiated 15 games in 2016/17, returning 66 yellow cards and one red card.

His highest card count this season was seven yellows in the game between Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion. He has shown seven yellows on four occasions.

He took in 46 matches in 2015-16 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a whopping total of 169 yellow cards but only one red card.

He was most card happy in the game on February 14 between Arsenal and Leicester where he showed eight yellow cards and one red card. He showed eight yellows in April in the game between Sparta Prague and Villarreal. Prior to that Barcelona and Bayern Leverkusen back on September 29 saw seven yellows He’s also hit six yellows in five games as well.

Let`s hope it`s not another repeat and more of our players edge closer to automatic bans.

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