City boss Pep Guardiola is expected to make one or two changes to his league leading team, this means that goal keeper Claudio Bravo could make an appearance along with midfielder Yaya Toure, while Gabriel Jesus could make a rare start and BBC Young personality of the Year, 17 year old Phil Foden could see some 1st team action from the bench.
Two 1st choice names who will defiantly miss out are club captain and defender Vincent Kompany who has suffered more injury issues and midfielder David Silva who has been given some time to deal with ‘personal issues’.
For the Home team it is still too early for Robert Huth and Matty James to return from their respective ankle and achilles injuries and although they have no new injury concerns following the weekends 0-3 defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace, they will be without Wilfred Ndidi who starts his suspension after getting sent off during that game.
For the all London 2nd quarter final new West Ham boss David Moyles is likely to make some chance’s as they look to keep their Premier League survival their priority and may give a start to on loan from Man City England International keeper Joe Hart, who has sat out the last few games thanks to the excellent form of stand in keeper Adrian, while striker Andy Carroll could make his return from a bad back!
Arsenal on the other hand could play the majority of the team that has done so well in this year’s European cup, which would include a number of the clubs up and coming recruits alongside the experience of Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott.