Although in contrast Manchester United look to get an easy run to the semi-finals where if they progress it will mean they have yet to play any club from the Premier League.
There is no doubt that the gunners face tough opposition in Manchester City and Wenger’s usual philosophy of playing a second string side may have to be dropped if Arsenal are looking to try come out of the clash with a good chance of victory.
Arsenal secured their passage to the quarter final stage with a come from behind 2-1 victory against Bolton while Manchester City exhibited a dominant 5-2 win against Wolves.
With some chance for the likes of ex-Arsenal players Nasri, Clichy and Toure taking the field for Manchester City, there is no doubt that the Arsenal faithful will be giving them a bit of stick after their big money moves to Manchester, particularly for Nasri and Clichy.
How do you guys think Arsene will go about the match? Will he field the strongest team he can in the pursuit of silverware or will he adopt his usual policy of fielding a second string side for experience? Feel free to leave your comments below.