Manchester City host Arsenal in the headline fixture of the FA Cup fourth round with one of the English Premier League giants on the brink of being knocked out.
Man City hammered Chelsea 4-0 in the third round to set up a tie with the Gunners, who eased past Oxford United 3-0 at the Kassam Stadium.
Arsenal remain the most successful team in the competition with 14 titles, most recently in 2020 when they beat Chelsea 2-1 in the final.
They have appeared in 21 finals and are hoping to win on Thursday night and possibly go all the way yet again.
Man City’s last FA Cup triumph came in 2019 after a remarkable 6-0 final victory over Watford for their sixth ever title.
Seeking to avoid a fourth-round exit for the first time since the 2014-15 season, Man City have progressed to the semi-finals in each of the last four FA Cups.
Arsenal have only progressed past the fourth round of the FA Cup once since 2017 and have been dumped out at this stage by Manchester United in 2019 and Southampton in 2021.
Though they have won their last four matches against City in the FA Cup and have managed to reach the final on each occasion when they have defeated them.
City have won their last 9 matches in the FA Cup at the Etihad Stadium and have scored at least three goals in each game, scoring a total of 40 goals during this period.
Which of these English Premier League giants will overcome the pressure and win to progress to the next stage of the domestic cup?
What time does Man City vs Arsenal start?
The game kicks off at 11pm at the Etihad Stadium.
Man City vs Arsenal team news
Number one goalkeeper Ederson will undoubtedly get some much needed rest as Stefan Ortega starts between the sticks with Kyle Walker getting the nod as well.
Phil Foden continues to nurse a foot injury and will sit this one out while Riyad Mahrez and Julian Alvarez are both set to start.
Erling Haaland will also retain his starting role as he seeks to continue his exemplary goal-scoring record.
Matt Turner starting in goal for the Gunners in place of Aaron Ramsdale is the only change expected as they look to field their strongest XI.
Eddie Nketiah has been a perfect substitute striker in place of the injured Gabriel Jesus and will lead the attacking line alongside Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli.
Man City vs Arsenal head to head
Arsenal have a good historical record against Man City and have won 98 out of the last 205 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to the Citizen’s 62 victories.
The remaining 45 games have resulted in a stalemate.
Man City vs Arsenal current form
The hosts have won three and lost two games in their recent run of five matches, while the Gunners are unbeaten in that run – winning four games and sharing the spoils in another.
Man City vs Arsenal prediction
City have won all their last 5 games against Arsenal but Mikel Arteta’s side is much stronger now. Both teams are expected to score in this game but the hosts are tipped to win.