‘Congratulations City’ – These Arsenal fans react to lineup for FA Cup clash vs Man City

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Mikel Arteta has made five changes to the Arsenal side that beat Premier League champions Liverpool ahead of this evening’s FA Cup Semi-Finals clash against Manchester City.

Shkodran Mustafi comes into the centre-back three for Rob Holding, Arsenal’s wing-backs have also been changed with Hector Bellerin and Ainsley Maitland-Niles replacing Cedric Soares and Bukayo Saka.

In midfield, Dani Ceballos starts ahead of Lucas Torreira. There’s just one change to the attacking ranks with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in for Reiss Nelson.

We’ll have to wait until kick-off to see just what formation Arteta is deploying, the Spaniard could be going with wing-backs again in a 3-4-3 system or could be giving Ainsley Maitland-Niles the chance to shine in his natural central midfield position with a 4-3-3.

Take a look at the Gunners’ lineup below:

Here’s what some Arsenal fans have made of Arteta’s team selection:

It will take some doing for Arteta to mastermind a victory over his former employers, can this starting lineup overcome Pep Guardiola’s fierce City lineup?

The Citizens boast a vicious attacking force and Arsenal’s defensive ranks have continued to be error-prone this season, making for a bad mix that could see the Gunners punished this evening.

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