Manchester City at Newport County Injury Report: Kompany, Mendy, Bravo, O’Brien, Labadie

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Manchester City heads to Newport County tomorrow for the first ever meeting in the FA Cup between the two sides and the first contest in any competition since City beat Newport in a 1962 League Cup clash. Newport County Association Football Club, based in Newport, South Wales, are currently in 15th place of League Two, the fourth tier of English football.

Obviously, they are massive underdogs in this fifth round clash and one should expect City manager Pep Guardiola to do a lot of squad rotation in this one. He’ll have one eye on this match, and another on what is ahead- their UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie at FC Schalke four days later and the League Cup final four days after that.

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Manchester City Starting XI Prediction vs Burnley FC (FA Cup 4th Round)

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Manchester City had their proverbial day off kind of match this week already. Pep Guardiola played the kids in the midweek EFL Cup win at Burton Albion Wednesday night, and now City will take on Chelsea in that tournament’s final match at Wembley Stadium. Now the attention shifts to the other domestic cup where, they’ll host Burnley FC in the fourth round tomorrow.

“Always I try to name a strong team,” Guardiola said at his news conference today. “This is the FA Cup against a Premier League team, Burnley. We are going to go with the strongest team to win the game.”

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Arsenal FC News: Aaron Ramsey, Denis Suarez, FA Cup Preview, Power Rankings

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Friday night sees Arsenal FC host Manchester United in the weekend’s headliner fixture- a fourth round FA Cup clash. We’re also in the last days of the January transfer window, so there’s a whole lot to talk about on that front too. Let’s dive right in with today’s edition of Arsenal news, notes and transfer talk.

We start with forgotten midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who is reportedly set to join Juventus in the summer once the season is over.

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Man United at Arsenal FA Cup Injury Report: Bellerin, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Rashford, Fellaini, Rojo

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Manchester United head to Arsenal on Friday night in a FA Cup fourth round tie that’s a match-up of two sides that saw their season trajectories change in December. Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer assumed the reigns of the team a few days before Christmas, United have won all seven.

Meanwhile Arsenal have been very up and down, as they have been unable to register back to back wins in the Premier League since their unbeaten run of 23 was ended in mid December. This weekend’s clash is brimming with storylines, so we’ll try to cover as many of them as we can, starting with the fitness/injury report and team news for each side.

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