FA CUP SEMI FINAL : Arsenal vs Manchester City Match Preview
The FA cup semi final will be played on 19th July between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Wembley stadium. Here’s all you need to know about the teams
Ground:- Wembley Stadium
Match Time:- 0:15am I.S.T
ROAD TO FA Cup semi final :
Man City :
Round 3 : Defeated Port Vale 4-1
Round 4 : Defeated Fulham 4-0
Round 5 : Defeated Sheffield Wednesday F.C 1-0
Quarter Final : Defeated Newcastle United 2-0
Round 3: Defeated Leeds united 1-0
Round 4 : Defeated Afc Bournemoth 2-1
Round 5: Defeated Portsmouth 2-0
Quarter Final : Defeated 2-1 Sheffield united
Last 5 Matches Form ( In Premier League )
Man City : W W W L W
Arsenal : W L D W W
• Manchester City has won the previous 7 matches against Arsenal.
• Arsenal defeated Manchester City on the very same stage Back in 2017. City Conceeded 2 goal after early Lead.
• This will be the 5th match between Arsenal and Manchester City in FA CUP. Before this, 3 matches were won by Arsenal and 1 by Manchester City.
Team News + Predictable lineup for the FA Cup semi final match
Manchester City :
- Raheem Sterling and Kevin de bruyne will be back for city for these match as they were benched against Bournemouth on Wednesday
- David Silva might get rested For these Feature as he played full time against borunemouth. In his absence Bernardo Silva , Rodrigo and Kevin de bruyne will complete the City Midfield
3. Eric Gracia and Kyle Walker might start for city defense with Laporte and Mendy for city defense
- With Sergio Augero out from this season due to injury . Gabriel Jesus will play as central Forward with Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mehraz at wings
Starting Lineup :
Predicted Lineups of Man City & Arsenal
- Pierre Emerick Aubamayeng will back for gunners for this semi final as he was rested against Liverpool
- Nicolas Pepe might get rested today . Lacazette will play as Central Forward with Aubamayeng and Saka at wings.
- Dani ceballos will join the gunners midfield with Xhaka, Tierney and Bellerin alongside.
- S.Mustafi may comeback to starting Arsenal defense line after he was rested against Liverpool alongside David Luiz and R.Holding .
Players to watch out for in the FA Cup semi final
Jesus is one of the players whom we can rely on . With Sergio Aguero ruled out for the rest of the season , man City will keep their trust on Jesus to score some goals . Since the restart , Gabriel has chipped in 3 goals and 2 assists to his name and scored once in all his last three games and He will be our top pick in the high voltage game against Arsenal
The Spaniard is one of the player to watch out for against Arsenal. Since the re-start of the premier league , Silva has been finding his form and contributes alot to the team . In this season , He has scored 6 goals and assisted 10 in all competitions . His experience will be vital in big games and He can add alot to the team .
The left footed magician from Algeria has the ability of scoring clutch goals and considering his stats in this season ,he has lived upto his potential by scoring 10 goals and assisted 9 .once again , Man City manager pep Guardiola will keep his trust on mahrez to deliver a vital performance against the gunners . The Algerian has played 12 times against Arsenal in his career and netted only twice and he will be eyeing to better his stats by delivering a clinical performance against gunner in this FA Cup semis.
Kevin De Bruyne : THE BEST MIDFIELDER IN THE PL and Arguably the best attacking minded midfielder in the world right now, Kevin De Bruyne has been what you call sensational for the Citizens. With as many as 29 Direct Goal Contributions this guy is a blessing to have in the team . He has created 120 chances this season,35 more than the second best Jack Grealish . With David Silva’s drop in form and Berd not having an exceptional season,Kevin De Bruyne ensured City faced no machine as he has found spaces like a machine throughout the season . Deadly at set pieces, He’s a complete package.
Raheem Sterling : A versatile who can play as Left winger as well as Centre Forward, the former being his main position . He’s scored 17 goals and 5 assists with 31 appearances in the Prem this season . Raheem fits in Pep’s system of overloading one flank and creating ample space for the free winger to cut back in and score from the brilliant through balls provided by Kevin De Bruyne. Sterling has been more Than perfect at the given role.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Auba) : When you talk about The current side of gunners He has to be the first name in your mind. Aubameyang has been a different beast this season even though with a change in role under Arteta where he plays as a winger and not as Striker. The Gabonese International has been red hot for the gunners yet again with his uncanny ability to disrupt the opposition defense with his lightning runs. He can cross as well as shoot well from his left foot making him a player of a kind. Arsenal would once again rely on his goalscoring abilities when they face Manchester City . With over 20 Goals in the season, He would be a posing threat for the blues of Manchester.
Alexandre Lacazette : Playing as a Centre Forward, People would have expected more attacking play from him under Arteta but that is not the case but rather he has been a key player in playmaking due to the lack of creativity in mid from the gunners most of the season . He has evolved as a false 9 very well and his link-up play with aubameyang still remains the most key aspect of the team.
Kieran Tierney: Another player that has given arsenal fans hope since the restart
A very balanced left back with good attacking and defensive skills will surely be tested against the tough wingers of Man City but this boy is more than capable of handling pressure and deliver goods for the team
Emiliano Martinez: The Argentine goalkeeper hasn’t stepped a foot wrong after the main man Leno got injured .
His emphatic display vs Liverpool was just a glimpse of what he’s capable of.
Bukayo Saka: The English youngster has been a sensation for arteta . Not only being a good passer his goal against wolves proved how good a finisher this young boy is