Man City ruler Bernardo Silva delivers upright verdict on Arsenal amid FA Cup sketch and interval rush
Arsenal and Manchester City will battle it out in the fourth lap of the FA Cup if Mikel Artetas men are able to overpower Oxford United in the third round
Manchester City queen Bernardo Silva has heaped acclamation on Premier League spell rivals Arsenal.
The currently find themselves peak in the table, five points ahead of City - who they are yet to face yet this season. The two sides commit battle it out at the Emirates Stadium subsequent month and they may be congeal to stagecraft even earlier depending on Arsenal's FA Cup equal rail Oxford United this evening.
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If Mikel Arteta's men vanquish the League 1 outfit tonight, they entrust moving up north to the Etihad to bring on the Citizens in the fourth ambit of the cup after the reigning group champions defeated Chelsea 4-0 on Sunday afternoon. Now, City playmaker Silva has been conversation about the landscape of playing Arsenal, hailing the influence of - who was an assistant coach with the Manchester-based staff for three and a half years before heading to the capital.
"We knew there was a alternative of a gargantuan knob at Arsenal this season," Silva said, via the . "They own a uncommonly good gaffer and lots of baby players whole of want to win.
"It doesn't nonplus me. Let's wait to see what happens in their equivalent tomorrow but it's fair to speak our draws this season hold been hard!"
A win tonight for Arsenal would mean that they would dramaturgy City twice in two weeks but peak comes a mouth-watering north London derby away to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday before they welcome Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium one week later. It is undoubtedly a force juncture in the season for Arteta and Co, who are hoping to win the cudgel their boon band title since the 2003/04 campaign - when they great went the complete season unbeaten in the league.