On Tuesday night, Arsenal will welcome Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium, with both sides set to battle tooth and nail in pursuit of a victory that would book their place in the EFL Cup semi-finals. Arsenal vs Manchester City is always an exciting match to watch indeed.
Since Mikel Arteta left Pep Guardiola’s side of the arsenal for good, it looks that the two clubs have faced each other an undue number of times, and both managers would like to outplay each other with their tactical strategies on Tuesday night.
The Gunners have lost their last three league matches, so they will have to improve their game substantially to stand a chance of upsetting the opposition in midweek. On the other side, after picking up an impressive 1-0 victory away at Southampton last weekend, Man City have a lot of momentum going for them.
Manchester City have created plenty of history under Pep Guardiola but are closing in on another slice in the Carabao Cup. Last season they lifted the trophy for the third consecutive year. Now they are three matches away from a four-timer, which will match the achievement of Liverpool in the 1980s. A distinctly below-par Arsenal are their quarter-final opponents.
Arsenal have won only one out of their 5 matches played in all competitions, where they defeated Dundalk 4-2 away from home in the UEFA Europa League on the 10th of December, Meanwhile, they lost to Tottenham, Burnley, Everton and managed to draw against Southampton in the Premier League.
Manchester City have won 3 out of their last 5 matches and draw 2 in all competitions. Their last match was against Southampton last week Saturday where they won by a goal to nil in the Premier League.
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Arsenal Last 5 Matches
Everton 2 vs 1 Arsenal (PL)
Arsenal 1 vs 1 Southampton (PL)
Arsenal 0 vs 1 Burnley (PL)
Dundalk 2 vs 4 Arsenal (UEL)
Tottenham 2 vs 0 Arsenal (PL)
Man City Last 5 Matches
Southampton 0 vs 1 Manchester City (PL)
Manchester City 1 vs 1 West Brom (PL)
Manchester United 0 vs 0 Manchester City (PL)
Manchester City 3 vs 0 Marseille (UCL)
Manchester City 2 vs 0 Fulham
Head-to-Head (Last 5 Meetings)
Manchester City 1 vs 0 Arsenal (PL)
Arsenal 2 vs 0 Manchester City (FA Cup)
Manchester City 3 vs 0 Arsenal (PL)
Arsenal 0 vs 3 Manchester City (PL)
Arsenal have managed to win only one out of their previous 5 meetings with Manchester City in all competitions. The last time they encountered, City won with a lone goal in the Premier League.
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Gabriel is scheduled to be back from suspension while Reiss Nelson is expected to heal at home in time for this cup meeting. However, Arteta will be sweating Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s fitness ahead of Tuesday’s game.
Arsenal Predicted XI
Bernd Leno, Rob Holding, Gabriel, Kieran Tierney, Hector Bellerin, Joe Willock, Mohamed Elneny, Bukayo Saka, Nicolas Pepe, Alexandre Lacazette, Reiss Nelson.
Both Gabriel Jesus and Aymeric Laporte are slight concerns for this match, but Guardiola should have Sergio Aguero available for selection in this upcoming contest at the Carabao Cup.
Manchester City Predicted XI
Steffan, Cancelo, Garcia, Aymeric Laporte, Benjamin Mendy, Bernado Silva, Fernandinho, Phil Foden, Ferran Torres, Riyad Mahrez, Sergio Aguero.