Arsenal will tonight face Manchester City at the Wembley Stadium in the FA Cup semi final and the lineups have just been released, and Arteta’s made some changes to the squad that took on Liverpool on Wednesday. This will be a big game for Mikel Arteta as he will get a chance to beat his former boss Pep Guardiola.
ARSENAL LINEUP TO FACE MANCHESTER CITY
Martinez; Mustafi, Luiz, Tierney; Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles; Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang
Macey, Holding, Sokratis, Saka, Kolasinac, Torreira, Smith, Willock, Nelson
Arsenal are now in the ninth position on the Premier League table and so their chances of making it to a UEFA Europa League spot are low and so this will make this game against Manchester City pretty important as them progressing to the FA Cup final will not just be about them trying to win a cup competition but also trying to get European qualification.
Aubameyang was not in the starting eleven that faced Liverpool but he however started this time hence showing that one of the main reasons that the Arsenal boss benched him in that game was to keep him fresh for today’s important game.
Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has once again not included Mesut Ozil in the matchday squad and it’s nolonger surprising as it looks the Spanish boss is very determined to never play the German international this season.