Underneath-fire Mikel Arteta faces off towards mentor Pep Guardiola tonight as Arsenal host Manchester City within the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.
The Gunners have suffered a torrid season to this point and the stress is mounting on boss Arteta.
Regardless of that, they’ve been good within the cup to this point, beating Leicester and Liverpool within the final two rounds.
They want a morale-boosting efficiency tonight however that received’t be straightforward towards defending champions City.
The Etihad giants noticed off Burnley within the final spherical and are unbeaten of their final eight video games.
Arsenal v Man City: How one can hear
This match will get beneath approach at 8pm on Tuesday, December 22.
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Arsenal v Man City: Workforce information
Arsenal: Runarsson, Mustafi, Gabriel, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Cedric, Elneny, Ceballos, Willock, Lacazette, Martinelli
Subs: Leno, Tierney, Mari, Smith Rowe, Pepe, Balogun, Nketiah
Man City: Steffen, Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko, Rodrigo, Fernandinho, B.Silva, Mahrez, Foden, Jesus
Subs: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Sterling, Gundogan, Aguero, Torres
Arsenal v Man City: What has been stated?
Mikel Arteta hopes a cup win can raise the temper round Arsenal tonight however insists doing effectively in just one competitors will not be adequate for the membership.
He stated: “This [a morale boost] is what we wish to use the cup for, as effectively it’s a contest we wish to attempt to win.
“Now we have two tough opponents earlier than in Leicester and Liverpool, we managed to beat them each and now we’re enjoying at house and we’re one step nearer to Wembley.
“So it’s a very nice sport to play, as that is the kind of sport we’re searching for via the season.
“It’s not sufficient [to just win the cup], isolating only one competitors. Now we have to play each competitors to attempt to win it.
“Final season, we managed to win two of these and we’ve a very nice alternative as a result of we’ve completed very well within the competitors this 12 months and this sport is one other step ahead to be nearer to profitable one other trophy and that is what we’re going to attempt to do.
“However this doesn’t imply that it’s going to replicate on the remainder or it’s going to look higher as a result of in the intervening time – no matter occurs in some other competitors – within the Premier League we’re nowhere close to the place we needs to be.”
Arsenal v Man City: Match stats and info
- Arsenal and Manchester City final met within the League Cup within the 2018 last, with City profitable 3-0. The Gunners have misplaced their final three League Cup matches towards City, additionally shedding within the quarter-finals in each 2009/10 and 2011/12.
- Manchester City have received their final three away matches towards Arsenal, all within the Premier League. City are the one group to win three consecutive away video games towards the Gunners on the Emirates, whereas the final group to win 4 consecutive away matches towards Arsenal have been Chelsea between 1960 and 1965 (six in a row).
- Arsenal have been eradicated from six of their final eight League Cup quarter-finals, reaching the semi-final in 2010/11 and 2017/18 on this run. That is the Gunners’ 29th look at this stage, greater than some other membership.
- Manchester City have progressed from/received the ultimate in every of their final 17 League Cup ties and haven’t misplaced a League Cup match in London since December 2003 (1-Three vs Spurs), profitable six and drawing two since, profitable on penalties within the two attracts.
- Since 2006/07, solely Chelsea at Stamford Bridge (20) have received extra League Cup matches at one venue than Arsenal on the Emirates Stadium (19), with the Gunners profitable seven of their final eight matches there (L1).
- Man City’s Raheem Sterling has been instantly concerned in 17 objectives in 25 appearances within the League Cup (10 objectives, 7 assists) and has discovered the online in every of his final two matches on the Emirates Stadium towards Arsenal, each Premier League encounters.