The Gunners were humbled 3-0 at Wembley on Sunday as Pep Guardiola secured his first trophy in English football, thanks to Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva's efforts.
However, the defeat put Arsene Wenger in the spotlight and with ten points behind fourth-placed Tottenham on the log, anything short of victory could further fustrate the London outfit’s top-four ambitions.
Prior to the loss to City, they also suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Ostersunds in the second leg round of 32 of the Europa League, though they still managed to qualify for the round of 16 4-2 on aggregate. Going against the imperious Citizens who have only tasted defeat once in nine games, they will have it all to do to surmount the odds of (4.20) as quoted by AccessBET.
The same betting firm is offering a draw at odds of (4.10).
On the other hand, Manchester City will hope to add more trophies to the EFLCup acquired and with their present form, they are not looking to soft-pedal and will be expected to continue their domination on the league front with the bookmakers tipping them as favourites for victory in north London at (1.80).
The Sky Blues are the highest scoring side in the league with 79 goals which indicates that there will be lot of goals in this outing. Bookies put up odds of (1.13) for over 2.5 goals to surface in the duel.