Man City v Arsenal Semi-final Confirmed Team News & Predicted Line-up

Arsenal face the daunting task off having to overcome Manchester City today to gain a place in the FA Cup final, but will be pleased not to have lost any new players in the build-up.

Our side come into the tie in good form, including a win over Liverpool in midweek, and look likely to make limited changes for tonight’s encounter.

The Independent states that We remain without Pablo Mari, Calum Chambers and Gabriel Martinelli, who are all expected to miss the remainder of the campaign through injury. Bernd Leno is also out, although some reports claim that he may return to training before the season is out.

We will also be without Eddie Nketiah who is missing his third match due to suspension after his red card against Leicester City, while Mesut Ozil

Man City also come into the tie without Sergio Aguero, who will be a huge loss, but they are well equipped everywhere else and Pep Guardiola will no doubt be happy to have so many options available.

Predicted XI:

Martinez
Mustafi Luiz Holding
Soares Xhaka Ceballos Tierney
Pepe Lacazette Aubameyang

Kolasinac looks likely to be overlooked for the crucial tie, with Holding impressing at present, and while I would love to fit Saka into the team, Tierney is near un-drop-able, and Nicolas Pepe and Aubz appear the more direct in recent weeks.

Arteta will no doubt be keen to give our defence extra support, and will hopefully be able to keep fully organised on the job at hand, with Kevin de Bruyne likely to hold the key, we may need to put extra work in to try and keep him off the ball.

Will the boss have a plan to nullify the threat of the Belgian? Who would you change from the above line-up?

Patrick

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13 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    Soares is cup-tied….so Hector in place of him and that could very well be the starting 11!!

    Going to be great to see in the Arsenal end that we will pay tribute to our 13 successes in the competition! Great idea…. pictures of Rambo, Parlour, Vieira to name but a few….nice one 👍
    Pity we couldn’t bring Rambo back for one night only, he loves playing at Wembley COYG

    1. Skills1000 says:

      We can win this. COYG.

    2. Kenya 001 says:

      Too bad Soares won’t play. well sue do you give us a chance tonight? It’s magical FA 😜

      1. Sue says:

        I don’t really want to say, Kenya as I have this really bad habit of jinxing things 🤣🤣🙏🤞

  2. Joe Allysons says:

    Sadly , I’d drop Holding, move Tierney to CB and field Saka at LWB. not to speak ill , but Tierney is a bit one dimentional. It’s all about get into position and whip in a cross. Which Saka can do . Saka has the added advantage of being able to beat a man on the dribble , and he can shoot with both feet. In a game where I don’t see us creating 10 scoring chances, I don’t really want us to have players on the pitch who can’t take advantage of the few spaces we are likely to get. Bellerin , Saka, Pepe, Auba and Laca would be my prefered front 5.

    1. Kstix says:

      Lol. What a great coach you’d be then.

  3. Kedar says:

    I think Bellerin will start instead of Cedric
    But Cedric should start…
    And Saka should start instead of Pépé…
    Pépé is useless and clueless..

  4. foreverinourshadows says:

    Mustafi not good enough, Luis an accident waiting to happen. Pepe too lightweight, we need to soak up the pressure and try to get in at Half time 0-0, then the doubt may creep into City, we do have a good record in semis, but we have a team that will either turn up or crash dived

  5. Sue says:

    OT.. Villarreal have confirmed that Cazorla has opted not to renew his contract, so will make his final appearance this weekend…… could this mean he’s heading back to NL??!! 🙏🙂

  6. Kenya 001 says:

    Could be nice to see the little magician back 🤞🤞 we miss him in that midfield .

  7. Alieu Cham says:

    we just need to buy more talented and tactical players come next season plz

  8. ahmad73 says:

    Streaming links anyone? Thanks

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