4-2-3-1: Welbeck benched, Walcott and Sanchez to start – Predicted lineup against Man City

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After having gone for 14 weeks without the bitter taste of defeat Arsenal fell unceremoniously to a desperate Everton team at Goodison Park during the week.

Now the North London club face a tricky tie against an unpredictable Manchester city side with no delusion of the game’s importance. A win at Etihad will have both physiological and point benefits to an Arsenal team, who have been having a tough time beating the top teams over the past decade.

Whilst Manchester City have hardly lived up to the hype they remain a dangerous team , especially at home. Their 2-0 win over Watford was not only far from convincing, it was costly too. Their rising star Gundogan limped off injured, adding to citys injury and suspension woes. Fernando is out injured and Aguero is under suspension.