Manchester City will be keen to put out a statement when they face Arsenal in the FA Cup on Friday evening.
Despite it almost being February, the two title contenders have not faced each other so far this season but Pep Guardiola’s side will be looking to secure bragging rights ahead of the league clash in a few weeks’ time.
The Premier League champions only have one fitness concern going into the game against the Gunners, with Phil Foden struggling with a foot problem.
Manchester City’s Predicted XI To Play Arsenal:
Ortega, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, De Bruyne, Phillips, Gundogan, Alvarez, Haaland, Grealish
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta could be without Mohamed Elneny, who is struggling to overcome a knock, while Reiss Nelson (thigh) and Gabriel Jesus (knee) have been ruled out.
Arsenal’s Predicted XI:
Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Partey, Odegaard, Xhaka, Saka, Nketiah, Trossard
The bookmakers have made City the favourites, with Coral pricing them at 8/11 odds-on for the win. A draw is currently 10/3 with Unibet while a victory for Arsenal is 7/2 at Betfred.
Predicted Score – 2-1 to City