Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says Joe Hart will return to action for their Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.

Pellegrini has confirmed that Hart - currently forced to play understudy to Costel Pantilimon - will be in goal for the Champions League trip to Germany with City having already qualified for the knockout stages.

"Joe Hart will play against Bayern Munich, sure," said Pellegrini.

"Of course, if you ask me at this moment, the game against Arsenal next weekend is more important than the game against Bayern Munich. From the moment we qualified for the next round, the Premier League became more important than Champions League.

"But that does not mean there is a possibility that the players who play against Bayern Munich will not play against Arsenal."

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