Man City have been warned that they will have to wait until the end of the season to play Arsenal in the Emirates Stadium after it was revealed the Blues would face the Gunners in a Europa League semi-final.
The news emerged as Arsene Wenger confirmed that both clubs will face each other in a group of eight on Thursday.
Arsenal have beaten Manchester City 3-0 at Emirates stadium earlier this season and will look to extend their unbeaten run in the competition against Arsene’s side.
In their place, Man City will take on Chelsea in the first leg of the group, which will take place at the same venue as the final.
Arsenal have lost their last two Champions League group games, both in the Europa League.
Wenger said the Arsenal side that beat City in the Champions League semi finals in May “seemed to be quite confident”.
“They will be nervous in the second leg of this group,” Wenger said.
Arsenal have scored only once in the Premier League in their last five games, with Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez both missing out with injury.”
I don’t know if we will be able to do it, but I’m sure it will be interesting.”
Arsenal have scored only once in the Premier League in their last five games, with Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez both missing out with injury.
Man City have scored 13 goals in their past four Champions League matches and are unbeaten in their previous eight.
Arsene says the club’s recent form is down to the squad they have brought in.
“We are bringing a very good squad with a very strong mentality,” Wenger added.
“This is what you need in football.
We need to have a bit of faith and hope.”
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