Neither of these teams have anything left to play for in the Premier League. So, the FA Cup is taking increased significance as a result. They are two wins away from a trophy that would add significance to what have been two insignificant seasons.
Manchester City also have the Champions League to prioritize, but are in no position to turn down a trophy. A cup treble would turn this season from disappointing to legendary and compensate for their subpar league campaign.
Arsenal still have the Europa League to fight for, but an FA Cup victory would change their season. A trophy gives an impression of success and the fans something to celebrate. It could significantly improve what has been a disastrous campaign.
Pep Guardiola doesn’t have many injury issues, but he has significant ones. Sergio Aguero is out with a major knee injury, while Claudio Bravo and Joao Cancelo are doubts for the match, according to PremierInjuries.com.
Arenal is without the services of Calum Chambers, Pablo Mari, Bernd Leno and Gabriel Martinelli through injury. On top of that, Mesut Ozil is an injury doubt, Matteo Guendouzi is out with an internal disciplinary matter and Eddie Nketiah is suspended. according to PremierInjuries.com.
Manchester City: Raheem Sterling
Sterling’s 17 Premier League goals make him City’s leading scorer, despite spending the entire season playing wide. His ability to find pockets of space and create shots has made him one of the most dangerous players in the country.
Arsenal: Alexandre Lacazette
Lacazette has rounded into good form with three goals and an assists in his last four matches. This comes after a disappointing season before the COVID-19 stoppage. He’s been fantastic in the big games and will hope to continue that.
Arsenal have found some recent form, but they are still long shots to advance to the final. Manchester City are just a better team and should handle this match pretty comfortably.
Prediction: 3-0 Manchester City