Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola rested the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez, Rodri and Aymeric Laporte for last night’s 2-1 win over Bournemouth.
All five are likely to be back in the starting line up when they face Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday. In terms of injuries, the Citizens have two players ruled out in Claudio Bravo (muscular) and Sergio Aguero (knee).
Manchester City’s Predicted XI To Play Arsenal:
Ederson, Walker, Garcia, Laporte, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Sterling
Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta also rested some key men in the victory against Liverpool, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Hector Bellerin and Dani Ceballos all having started the game on the bench.
The Gunners also have a number of injury concerns heading into the match, with the likes of Gabriel Martinelli (knee), Pablo Mari (ankle), Bernd Leno (knee) and Calum Chambers all sidelined. Eddie Nketiah is also out due to suspension.
Arsenal’s Predicted XI:
Martinez, Bellerin, Mustafi, Luiz, Kolasinac, Tierney, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka, Lacazette, Aubameyang
The bookmakers have made City the firm favourites to progress to the final with 888 Sport pricing them at 33/100 for the win. A draw after 90 minutes is 5/1 with Betfair while an Arsenal victory is currently 8/1 at Betfred.
Predicted Score – 3-1 to City