Arsenal will face Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night [beginning at 7:45 pm].

The Gunners boosted their hopes of qualifying for the Europa League after beating Premier League champions Liverpool 2-1 in the Emirates on Tuesday after facing two mistakes by Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker.

North Londoners still rank ninth in the table, but they are only three points away from sixth, and with seventh good enough to qualify for Europe, Arsenal could still secure the Europa League qualification if they win their last two league games.

However, Mikel Arteta has another viable route to Europe, as winning the FA Cup would also ensure Europa League football next season, so the Arsenal boss has another incentive to try to reach the final by beating the old Man City club tomorrow night.

However, it will obviously be a difficult task as City has been in excellent shape since the restart having won seven of their nine games and Pep Guardiola's team were left with comfortable 3-0 winners when they faced Arsenal last month.



Team news

Arsenal will continue without Bernd Leno due to a knee injury, while Gabriel Martinelli has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery for a knee injury he suffered in training.

Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers are also on the sidelines and Cedric Soares is tied for the cup as he played for Southampton in the FA Cup in January so Hector Bellerin will be called to the right.

Eddie Nketiah will serve in the final game of his three-game suspension, while Matteo Guendouzi is not expected to participate after Arteta freezes him. Mesut Ozil has declared himself fit, but it remains to be seen if he will be called up to the Arsenal team.

Manchester City has confirmed that they will not have goalkeeper number two Claudio Bravo, as he is out due to a muscle injury, so Ederson will remain in goal this weekend.

Joao Cancelo is available again after recovering from a minor muscle problem, but Sergio Ag├╝ero is ruled out with a knee injury that will keep him out for the rest of the season.

Raheem Sterling, Aymeric Laporte, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez are pushing for them to withdraw from the market after being chosen for the midweek victory over Bournemouth.

Predicted score

Arsenal 1-2 Man City: Arsenal proved on Tuesday night that they can dig deep and resolutely defend against a top-notch team after keeping Liverpool at bay for most of the game, so Arteta will expect another similar display. morning.

The problem is in a unique game like this, the responsibility is to attack and Man City will simply choose Arsenal. I think Arteta will give his mentor Pep Guardiola a good game and Arsenal has the tools to cause trouble in the City. However, I think the citizens will be too good in the end.

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