Arsenal – Manchester City (FA Cup)
Arsenal and Manchester City face each other this Sunday, at Wembley Stadium (London), for the the penultimate phase of the FA Cup 2016/17 (semi-finals). Arsenal arrive here after beating Lincoln City (5-0). Inside this competition, they have played a total of four matches, and won them all. They have 14 goals scored and 1 conceded, which means that their defensive has been very consistent.
The team won against Preston North End (1-2), Southampton (0-5), Sutton United (0-2) and as mentioned before against Lincoln City (5-0). They are 6th place in the Premier League, with 57 points. At home, so far, the team has played 15 matches: won 10, drew 3 and lost 2.
Arsenal arrive here after a 1-2 away win against Middlesbrough. Their coach, Arsène Wenger, will probably maintain the 3-4-2-1 formation used to beat Middlesbrough 2-1 on Monday evening. Santi Cazorla, Shkodran Mustafi , Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Lucas Perez, David Ospina are out due to injury. Danny Welbeck is a questionable player.
Probable Lineup: Cech – Paulista, Koscienly e Holding – Chamberlain, Ramsey, Xhaka e Monreal – Ozil e Sánchez – Giroud
Manchester City arrive to the semi-finals of the FA Cup after beating West Ham, Crystal Palace, Huddersfield Town and Middlesbrough. In this competition, so far, this team has already played five matches: won 4 and drew 1. They have 15 goals scored and 1 conceded, which means that their offense has scored consistently and they have a great defense.
As a visitor, in the FA Cup, the team has played 4 matches: a 0-5 win against Fulham, a 0-3 win against Crystal Palace, a 0-2 win against Middlesbrough and a 0-0 tie against Huddersfield Town. So they haven’t lost any of these last 4 away matches. The team is 4th place in the Premier league, right behind Liverpool that have 66 points. An important fact is that, Manchester City, as a visitor in the Premier League, so far, have played 17 matches: won 11, drew 1 and lost 5. That is as a visitor, they have shown more victories. Another important fact is that this team, as a visitor, has 36 goals scored and 20 conceded. Manchester City have been presenting a strong performance at all levels. With 17 goals scored, Sergio Agüero is the key player of the team. The team arrives here after a 0-3 away win against Southampton.
Probable Lineup: Bravo – Navas, Otamendi, Komapny e Clichy – Fernandinho – Sané, Silva, Bruyne e Sterling – Aguero.
Pep Guardiola will probably maintain the usual tactical system: a 4-1-4-1 formation. Gundogan is out due to injury and Sagna and Stones are questionable players. The history of the last 3 years favours Arsenal , since in the last 11 matches they won 5, drew 4 and lost 2. In their last clash ended in a draw by (2‑2).