Key Man Passed Fit To Start: Predicted Man City XI vs Arsenal
Manchester City take on Arsenal at Wembley on Sunday afternoon. Here is the side I think Pep Guardiola will select for the game:
Manchester City will look to book their place in the final of the FA Cup when they take on Arsenal at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.
Here is the side I think Pep Guardiola will select for the game:
Goalkeeper: Claudio Bravo has kept goal for City’s last two Premier League games and has been selected in the previous three rounds of the FA Cup so I think we’ll see him keep his place ahead of Willy Caballero on Sunday.
Defence: City have been boosted by the return to fitness of Vincent Kompany and the Belgian international came through the full ninety minutes during last weekend’s 3-0 win at Southampton so the skipper is likely to keep his place against Arsenal.
John Stones has been ruled out due to a muscle injury so Nicolas Otamendi is expected to partner Kompany while Gael Clichy should retain his place at left-back ahead of Alexandre Kolarov.
Jesus Navas seems to have found himself a new position at right-back and did well up against Alexis Sanchez in the league game earlier this month so I think we’ll see him keeping his place on Sunday.
Midfield: Guardiola went with Yaya Toure alongside Fernandinho in the middle of the park last weekend and it worked well so the City boss may stick with it up against a dangerous Arsenal attack.
Attack: City have been boosted by the news that Kevin De Bruyne has shaken off a knock and is fit to face the Gunners on Sunday. The Belgian star will keep his place in attack with Raheem Sterling having to make do with a place on the bench.
Gabriel Jesus has returned to full training and Guardiola confirmed at his press conference earlier today that the Brazilian could be in the squad but a place on the bench is the best he can realistically hope for after several weeks out with a knee injury.
Therefore, Sergio Aguero should once again lead the line up front with David Silva and the ever-impressive Leroy Sane offering support in attack.
Here is how I think we’ll see City line-up:
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