Arsenal – Manchester City, the first semi-final of the English Cup, will be played on Saturday at Wembley, at 21:45. The Londoners are only on the 9th place in the championship and they only have theoretical chances to catch the Europa League if they don’t win the Cup.
The “Gunners” hold the record for trophies won in the FA Cup, 13, while Manchester City, which last year won all three domestic competitions, won 6 times in the English Cup.
Seven consecutive defeats with City! In recent years, for Arsenal, the prospect of a meeting with Manchester City has always been synonymous with disaster. The previous 7 direct disputes were settled each time by “citizens” without much trouble. The last of them, the one from the middle of June, from the first stage since the resumption of football, was won by City with 3-0 after a lamentable performance of David Luiz, which culminated with the red card he saw in the 49th minute.
In fact, Arsenal’s defense is always in danger with the Brazilian defender on the field. Gafeur of proportions, it always seems easy to overcome or fooled, and the positioning and work ethic are not chapters to excel at.
In the victory in the last stage of the championship, 2-1 with Liverpool, the “gunners” had the chance on their side. The champion’s defense also blundered as a child, and Salah and his colleagues competed in misses. Most likely, such gifts will no longer exist against City.
In the last 7 direct matches, Arsenal have scored a single goal for the “citizens”, and the recent form shown by Guardiola’s team in the last three stages, with 12 goals scored and only one received, recommends a success of the trophy holder.
The tip for this match is clear – City!! It is good however to apply a money management system as there can always be risks regardless of past results and forms.