Arsenal Vs Manchester City FA tie Preview

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Arsenal defeated Oxford United 3-0 on Monday night to advance to the FA Cup fourth round, where they will play Manchester City.

Arsenal Vs Manchester City FA tie Preview

In the first 45 minutes, the Gunners tried to make a breakthrough but were unable to pose a consistent threat to the Oxford United’s goalie.

When an Eddie Nketiah shot struck the hand of a sliding defender, Mikel Arteta’s squad believed they should have been awarded a penalty. However, the referee waived play on.

Just after the hour mark, Mohamed Elneny headed home a free kick from the right side to give Arsenal the lead.

After finishing calmly around the goalkeeper less than ten minutes later, Nketiah added a second goal before chipping Edward McGinty to make it three.

Before Manchester City’s 4-0 victory over Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon, the draw for the next round of the domestic cup competition was held. On minute 23, Riyad Mahrez curled a beautiful free kick into the back of the net to give the Blues the lead.

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When Kai Havertz was found to have handled the ball in the penalty area at the halfway point, Pep Guardiola’s team increased their lead by two goals. Julian Alvarez of Argentina made the penalty kick.

Before the interval, City had a 3-0 lead thanks to a free-flowing move that ended with Kyle Walker finding Phil Foden in the middle. When he was bundled over for a second penalty, Foden was once more involved in the decisive goal.

On this moment, Mahrez went up and boldly beat Kepa Arrizabalaga with his shot.

There will be matches in the FA Cup’s fourth round from January 27 through January 30.

Head-to-Head

Manchester City prevailed in 21 games directly – 23 victories for Arsenal, eight games were drawn. In straight matches, both clubs scored 2.90 goals per game on average.

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Manchester City averaged 2.53 goals per game throughout the actual season. 17 (100%) of the home games had total goals (team and opponent) beyond 1.5 goals In 14 (82.35%) of the 2023 season’s home games, there were total goals (team and opponent) beyond 2.5 goals.

Arsenal Vs Manchester City FA tie Preview

In the 2023 season, Arsenal averaged 2.33 goals per game. In 13 (81.25%) of the away games, there were total goals (team and opponent) beyond 1.5 goals 8 (50.00%) of the games played away saw total goals (team and opponent) beyond 2.5 goals.

Arsenal v Manchester City Probable Line-Up

Arsenal Possible Line-up

A. Ramsdale, B. White, W. Saliba, G. Magalhaes, O. Zinchenko, M. Odegaard, Thomas, G. Xhaka, B. Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli.

Manchester City Possible Line-up

Ortega, Stefan, K. Walker, M. Akanji, A. Laporte, S. Gomez, B. Silva, Rodri, P. Foden, R. Mahrez, J. Alvarez, C. Palmer

Full FA Cup Forth Round Draw

  • Ipswich Town v Burnley
  • Wrexham v Sheffield United
  • Southampton v Blackpool
  • Preston North End v Tottenham Hotspur
  • Manchester United v Reading
  • Luton or Wigan Athletic v Grimsby Town
  • Derby County v West Ham United
  • Stoke City v Stevenage
  • Blackburn Rovers v Forest Green Rovers or Birmingham City
  • Walsall v Leicester City
  • Sheffield Wednesday v Fleetwood Town
  • Manchester City v  Arsenal
  • Bristol City or Swansea City v Chesterfield or West Brom
  • Brighton & Hove Albion v Liverpool or Wolves
  • Fulham v Sunderland
  • Boreham Wood or Accrington Stanley v Cardiff City or Leeds United

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