ARS Vs MCI Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Outright favourites for the FA Cup, City look to take one step closer to fulfilling their ambitions.
Losing out on the Premier League trophy for the first time in three season, the FA Cup has increased massively in value to Manchester City. The best cup on offer after the Premier League in England’s footballing circles, City will be looking to retain their trophy and add it to the previously won League Cup.
For the club, the FA Cup is no longer which plays second filled to the Premier League this year. After being comprehensively decimated by Liverpool the side is hurting with the team out to forage lost pride and salvage a Premier League campaign which has completely failed to touch the lofty standards set by the side.
And when they comes across Arsenal in their semi-final today, Manchester City will be quietly confident of easing their way through into the summit clash. The side is taking on an Arsenal side they have run amuck against in the side’s last ties with the club trashing Arsenal 3-0 in all of those scrimmages.
When these two clubs have competed in the opening gameweek after the league had resumed, the tie between the two had managed to garner a hoard of viewers. It was a fixture which saw City school Arsenal with the side comprehensively outshining Arsenal in each department of the game.
However, this is not the same Arsenal side with the club managing to pull its socks up since that tie. They are making an advent into the clash with immense momentum in their ranks after having down 2-1 in the result of the season for Arsenal, a performance which will hold them in good stead today.
However, no matter how much we try to peddle out a narrative in Arsenal’s favour, we just can’t spin out one which sees them defeating this ruthless City side.
Probable Playing 11
- The same names miss out once again for Arsenal with Leno, Martinelli and Chambers all attributing their absence to injuries whilst Eddie is suspended.
- Aguero is sidelined for the entirety of the remaining season in lieu of his injury.
Martinez, Mustafi, Luiz, Tierney, Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka, Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang
Bravo, Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Mendy, Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Sterling, Jesus, Bernardo
FA Cup 2019-20
Match: Arsenal Vs Manchester City Semi-Final 1
Date And Time: 18th July, Saturday- 12:15am IST
Venue: Emirates, London
Television: Star Sports Select 1/HD
Top Goal Scorer
- Aubameyang: 20 Goals
- Sterling: 17 Goals
City Vs Arsenal: 3-0
ARS Vs MCI Dream11 Goal-Keeper
A staggering save against Liverpool in the culminating stages in his previous encounter saw Emiliano Martinez show everyone just how well versed a goal-keeper he is. That save was a testament to the gripping form he’s been in since being asked to slot in for the injured Leno, a goal-keeper responsible for helping overturn Arsenal’s torrid defence.
ARS Vs MCI Dream11 Defenders
While this hasn’t been the most pleasant of seasons for City on the defensive front with the side’s backline largely response for their abject showings in the Premier League, the side has managed to imbue some decent showings across the last month. And the manner in which they’ll dictate play today and run the show could easily see the team pull off another cleansheet.
The rhetoric sees us opt for the services of Aymeric Laporte, Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy from the club while Arsenal will see us rope in the singular name in the form of David Luiz
ARS Vs MCI Dream11 Midfielders
He’s scored in both the ties Manchester City have played against Arsenal this season, a side which is slowly taking shape as one of Kevin de Bruyne’s favourite battering boys. And well rested after being let out of the side’s tie in the Premier League, the midfielder is set to come hot out the blocks today as he looks to add to his 11 goals and 17 assists.
Riyad Mahrez joins him up, a player who is set to cherish the opportunity of facing an Arsenal defence which continues to remain a shaky ship. Arsenal on the other meanwhile will see us indulge in the pick of CDM Granit Xhaka after a couple of reasonably good displays from him.
ARS Vs MCI Dream11 Strikers
Gabriel Jesus has now scored in three fixtures on the spin to see the striker finally compensate for Aguero’s injury. We have him partner up with the side’s top scorer Raheem Sterling with his 17 goals making him an indispensable pick.
Arsenal will elsewhere see us opt for Alexander Lacazette who has scored in two straight ties after enduring one of the most laggard runs of his footballing career.
Captain And Vice-Captain
His electric showings in the league across the last week see us make Jesus our captain for today while Kevin is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Martinez, Mendy, Walker, Laporte, Luiz, Mahrez, Kevin, Xhaka, Lacazette, Jesus, Sterling
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