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Kyle Walker backs Man City to do the job against Arsenal in the FA Cup.

England defender Walker believes Man City have the quality to beat any team. 

Man City to play Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final [Getty]
Man City to play Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final [Getty]

England right-back Kyle Walker is convinced Manchester City’s attacking prowess will be too much for Arsenal in the semi-final of the FA Cup.

Pep Guardiola’s Citizens have been firing on all cylinders since the 2019-20 campaign resumed, scoring a total of 27 goals across all competitions, and Walker reckons the firepower City possess could make the difference in the match on Saturday night.

“It’s a knockout game, it’s what both teams do in both boxes that makes the difference,” he said as quoted.

“I think the lads have proven that when we’re on fire and things go our way, we can go and score three, four and five goals and maybe even seven or eight.

“Hopefully, we can do that against Arsenal. We know Mikel knows how we play. It will be difficult to break them down and they’ve got good players in good areas.

“But I think on our day we can beat anyone.”

Walker sees the depth of the City squad as an advantage: “I’ve played on the receiving end of City when I was at Tottenham and you feel you’re having a good day and your defence is playing well and then all of a sudden one goes in and you think you’re still in the game.

“With this squad, it’s not just the players who are starting, but coming off the bench. They can make the difference if you’ve run for 70 minutes and you’re defending balls and onslaughts of attacks.

“If different players are coming on with fresher legs and more energy, it’s good ammunition to have in your back pocket that we’ve got in abundance.

“It’s great for us to have. It’s not just about the 11 that start, it’s about those on the bench and whoever the manager brings on.”



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