The Arsenal starting XI that will destroy Man City at Wembley
This season might just be the poorest Arsenal have had in the last two decades.
The Gunners currently sit in 6th place in the Premier League, seven points of the top four. You’d have to go back to the 1995/1996 season to find the last time they finished outside the Champions League qualifying positions. It is looking increasingly likely that that streak is going to come to an end.
Having started the season strongly as they often do, Arsene Wenger’s men have faltered as the year has gone on, so much so that is strongly suggested Wenger will leave the Emirates in the summer.
With a top four finish increasingly less likely, the Gunners may be able to just about salvage their season with an FA Cup. It would be their third in four seasons.
Arsenal’s shot at redemption starts on Sunday as they travel to Wembley to take on Pep Guardiola’s men for a place in the FA CUp final. City themselves have had an underwhelming season, so they too will be hoping for a victory to enhance their chances of silverware come the end of the campaign.
The Gunners have failed to win any of the previous three meetings between the two, drawing two and losing one just before Christmas last year. The most recent meeting between the clubs only earlier this month ended in a 2-2 draw with Theo Walcott and Shkodran Mustafi both getting on the scoresheet.
With little else to play for, Arsene Wenger will be looking to field a strong team as he tries to topple City and claim himself some silverware, albeit not the trophy the fans have craved for so long.
Here the Arsenal XI we expect to see at Wembley this weekend…