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The games will make up the third from last weekend of the Premier League season, and are likely to still have plenty up for grabs.

With City out of the Champions League and trailing Chelsea by 12 points in the Premier League title race, Garcia says the FA Cup has taken on increased importance - and he believes there's enough quality in the squad to go on and win the competition.

Pep Guardiola's team have work to do in order to achieve a top-four place in the league table, but Garcia says that the squad will be refreshed after the worldwide break.

The game will be shown live on Sky Sports 1.

He joins Santi Cazorla and Lucas Perez in missing the clash, as the north London giants look to avoid a repeat of the reverse fixture in December that saw City triumph 2-1. Kick-off is scheduled for 16:00 (GMT).

The Gunners will be without Petr Cech, after the Mirror revealed that the former Chelsea stopper would be out for a month due to a calf injury sustained against West Brom.

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While the idea over the just finished worldwide break was to get the squad fully rested and healthy, there are several injury concerns to keep track of as we head into the weekend.

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The last seven Premier League meetings between these two sides have produced 27 goals - 3.86 per game, on average.

Kevin de Bruyne is a doubt with a groin strain whilst Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan are sidelined long-term.

"Today is one of the happiest days of my life", beamed Pep Guardiola after the final whistle, as if he'd taken a step back for the afternoon and enjoyed a quite incredible match as a neutral.

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  • Lawrence Cooper