“More chance of snow falling at Wembley than Arsenal beating Man City”

That is a little harsh I know, but the facts are that the bookies rate Arsenal’s chances of beating Man City in 90 minutes is rated at 17/4 by Ladbrokes, while the price of it actually snowing while the game is being played is only a 7/2 shot (14/4). Man City are hot favourites at 7/4. The draw is set at 4/1, which is still shorter than the price of it snowing!

A Ladbrokes spokesman said: “The odds suggest there’s more chance of snow falling during Sunday’s game than Arsenal beating City in 90 minutes, and at 25/1, we’re not completely ruling out the chances of the game being abandoned.”

Because there is snow forecast for the whole of London at the weekend, they are even offering 25/1 for the game to be abandoned or postponed.

Snow covers the car park of Wembley Stadium in London December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Here is the full Arsenal squad that Wenger can choose from….

Ospina, Cech, Macey, Holding, Mustafi, Chambers, Monreal, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Elneny, Wilshere, Willock, Ramsey, Ozil, Iwobi, Welbeck, Aubameyang.



  1. John Ibrahim says:

    we are playing against a Fifa18 team…..270m defence…

    even if we lost by 1 or 2 goals …its a good result for us?

  2. barryglik says:

    FA Cup semi final
    Wembly Stadium
    Arsenal 2 Manchester Cty 1

    Gabriel, Koscielny, Holding;
    Chamberlain, Ramsey, Xhaka, Monreal;
    Ozil, Sanchez; Giroud.
    Subs: Martinez, Bellerin, Gibbs, Coquelin, Iwobi, Walcott, Welbeck.
    Bellerin in for Gabriel.
    Mustafi in for Holding
    Niles in for Chamberlain
    Elneny in for Giroud
    Aubameyang in for Sanchez.

    Manchester City:
    Navas, Kompany, Otamendi, Clichy;
    Fernandinho, Toure; De Bruyne,
    Silva, Sane; Aguero.
    Subs: Caballero, Zabaleta, Fernando, Kolarov, Delph, Sterling, Iheanacho.
    Ederson in for Bravo
    Walker in for Navas
    La Porte in for Kompany
    Delph in for Clichy
    Stirling in for Toure.

    City look to be stronger than last season but …

    Referee: Craig Pawson.

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      definitely with huge funds…backed by a country…

      they are capable of changing their entire 25 man squad for next season too

    2. Atid says:

      Bellerin for Gabriel? Elneny for giroud?

      Terrible changes.

      If We are going to win this we need to stifle the midfield that is going to mean playing 3 at the back and ozil as a lone 10 off aubameyang. The best option is

      Koscielny mustafi Monreal
      Bellerin wilshire xhaka ramsey kolasinac

      Cech chambers Niles elneny nelson iwobi welbeck

  3. Drayton says:

    So long as Man City play Bravo in goal, we have a chance. He’s awful lol

    Also, if Ramsey is fit, this guy always turns up for title bouts. Game on, Citizens!

  4. Sue says:

    I know on our day when we all turn up we can beat anyone, I just don’t know. Who knows they might surprise me!
    The stats & odds are against us…..

  5. Ozziegunner@Newcastle upon Hunter says:

    This is a one off game and Arsenal must take the field with the intention to give their best and with an intensity over 90 minutes to make it difficult for Man City. If a team goes onto the field thinking they can’t win, then they won’t win. Man City are beatable.

  6. Bori Moses says:

    We can beat city if the right selection is made.
    Bellarin kolschieny Mustafi Montreal
    wilshere Xhaka
    ramzi iwobi
    Meaning ramzi and iWobi will track back to in defence when we dispossessed the ball leaving ozil and auba upfront.

    1. RichSAAlao says:

      Really there is nothing I would do should Arsenal fail to win the League Cup other than to wonder WHY and WHY would an impressionable manager and coach and ”football brand economist” suddenly takes on the sticker of bywords and gainsayers.
      HOWEVER, there is no excuse, there should be none.
      He has rested players, though, that has never really worked. I am familiar with that approach long time ago. Once a champion league game is next week, it was three points on a plata of gold for the preceeding league game opponent.
      NOW it is up to the players to realise that ONLY things to play for is not League position anymore this season BUT the CUPS.
      THEY must SELF-MOTIVATE to ” just do”. As for le Prof? He cannot even move a desirous she.

  7. mark says:

    If Wigan can beat them, we surely can, just need full commitment from the team and bags of belief.

    At our best (or close to) we can beat them on any given day, but we often start slow and get owned…we shall see tomorrow.

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