Arsenal host holders Manchester City in the Quarter-Finals of The Carabao Cup on Tuesday night at Emirates.
Defending Champions Manchester City faces a tricky away fixture to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Contrary to their league form Arsenal have been solid in cup games. With Arsenal only side to boast a 100% record in Europe this season.
Manchester City comes on the back of a 1-0 away win against Southampton. City have been so dominant in this competition as they have won the last 3 titles and a further 5 in the past 7 seasons. But Arsenal after a horrific start to the season, any chances of the qualification towards European competitions lie with Cup Competitions.
The winner of this season’s Carabao Cup at least guarantees qualification towards the inaugural UEFA Europa Conference League.
Form Guide: Arsenal vs Manchester City
Manchester City go into the match on an eight-match unbeaten run in all competitions. In that period city have conceded just 1 goal. Man City have won the trophy for the past three seasons and are unbeaten in this competition since October 2016.
Arsenal in the previous round defeated Liverpool on penalties at Anfield. But Arsenal are in a horrific form since then. Last time both clubs came head to head in this competition was in 2017-18 Carabao Cup Final. Man City beat Arsenal 3-0 in that fixture.
Arsenal: Team News and Predicted Lineup
Arsenal are without their Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who misses out due to a calf injury. Mikel Arteta believes Aubameyang could face up to two weeks on the sidelines. Granit Xhaka misses out due to suspension. Gabriel is back after serving a one-match suspension.
Manchester City: Team News and Predicted Lineup
Aguero sat out the win over Southampton and therefore is expected to start against Arsenal. Gabriel Jesus missed out on at the weekend and is doubtful for the fixture. Nathan Ake and Benjamin Mendy will also be hoping for a start after watching from the sidelines at St Mary’s. Phil Foden is expected to start.
Man City beat Arsenal 1-0 earlier this season in a game of few chances. Arsenal under Arteta have become more of a cup- side. We expect this game to be similar to Arsenal’s last round fixture at Anfield.
Arsenal 1-1 Manchester City (Arsenal to win on penalties)
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