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TEAM NEWS: Alexis, Ozil & Giroud start in unchanged Arsenal side vs Manchester City

Goal.com logo Goal.com 23-04-2017
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Arsene Wenger has selected Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud for Arsenal's FA Cup semi-final tie against Manchester City on Sunday.

Alexis, who has been linked with a summer move to the Etihad, has been handed a starting place next to Ozil, with Giroud at the head of the Arsenal attack, while Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka pair up in the middle of the pitch for the Gunners.

Wenger has opted for a three-man defence at Wembley, with Gabriel, Laurent Koscielny and Rob Holding in front of Petr Cech, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Nacho Monreal on the wings.

Meanwhile Manchester City start with Sergio Aguero, with Leroy Sane, David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne in the attacking positions behind the Argentinian in an unchanged XI for City.

Nicolas Otamendi starts alongside Vincent Kompany in the centre of defence, with Claudio Bravo chosen to start in goal for Pep Guardiola's side.

Arsenal XI: Cech, Gabriel, Koscielny, Holding, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Xhaka, Monreal, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud

Arsenal subs: Martinez, Bellrin, Gibbs, Coquelin, Walcott, Iwobi, Welbeck

City XI: Bravo, Navas, Kompany (C), Otamendi, Clichy, Fernandinho, Toure, De Bruyne, Silva, Sane, Aguero

City subs: Caballero, Zabaleta, Fernando, Sterling, Kolarov, Delph, Iheanacho

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