Mario Balotelli could be given fresh chance at Manchester City

Balotelli was sent off in City's last visit to Emirates Stadium, a 1-0 loss in April that left the team eight points behind United with six games left. City still went on to win the title.

updated: January 12, 2013 00:24 IST
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London: Mario Balotelli could be given another chance to resurrect his Manchester City career by being recalled for Sunday's match at Arsenal, where the controversial Italy striker's recklessness almost cost his team the Premier League title last season.

Balotelli hasn't started a game since City's derby loss to Manchester United on Dec. 9, with his future at the English champions appearing in doubt after he was involved in a training-ground scuffle with manager Roberto Mancini last week.

However, with Sergio Aguero still out with a hamstring injury and Balotelli returning to the squad for the FA Cup last weekend, Mancini may once again put his faith in his compatriot for a fixture City hasn't won in the league since 1975.

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