There is no doubt that Manchester City are on the charge in Premier League but would third place and the FA Cup be a successful season for Pep Guardiola and his men?
Our landlord believes it would be successful, given the difficulties City were experiencing at the turn of the year which really saw the them fall off the pace of the Premier League title race.
Our resident Citizens have a contrasting opinion to our landlord and really did expect more from Guardiola. Although a trophy would be nice, the expectation was to be fighting for the Premier League and to display a better show in Europe, something which City have failed to do.
Saying this, City have shown form in recent weeks and with the full return of Vincent Kompany boosting everyone around the club, could the catalyst be in place to bring the FA Cup to the blue side of Manchester this season?
If recent history is to go by, City should have no fear. A win against Arsenal at the Etihad in December paired with a draw at the Emirates earlier this month means that the Citizens have not yet lost against Arsenal this season and if Guardiola picks this XI, our landlord believes that record will not end here.
With that said, let’s take a look at this XI…