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Pellegrini considering Hart return

ESPN staff
December 13, 2013
Manuel Pellegrini opted to drop Joe Hart for Costel Pantilimon after he made a string of high-profile errors © Getty Images

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is considering reinstating Joe Hart to the starting line-up for his side's clash with Arsenal on Saturday, according to the Mirror.

Hart lost his place to Costel Pantilimon for City's match with Norwich on November 1 after making a string of costly errors, most notably against Bayern Munich and Chelsea.

The England international has not started a Premier League game since October 27, but impressed in the Tuesday's 3-2 Champions League win over Bayern Munich in Germany.

While Pantilimon has proved to an adequate replacement, the newspaper reports Pellegrini is considering the switch ahead of the crucial league clash with the Gunners at the Etihad.

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