Man City XI vs Arsenal FC: Predicted line-ups, confirmed team news and latest injuries for FA Cup fourth round tie
Foden was an unused substitute against Tottenham then missed out on City’s squad altogether for the win over Wolves, with Guardiola revealing the 22-year-old took a knock in the Manchester derby two weeks ago.
However, during his press conference on Thursday, the City boss gave an update suggesting Foden could be involved against the Gunners at the Etihad.
“It’s better, we have training this afternoon,” Guardiola told reporters.
There are otherwise no injury concerns for City and, with more than a week until they face Tottenham in their next Premier League game, the squad is likely to be strong, even if there are some changes.
Stefan Ortega is expected to start in goal, as he did in the third round against Chelsea, although Sergio Gomez may not get his usual cup start at left-back. Joao Cancelo has fallen down the pecking order in recent weeks and will be hoping for his chance here.
Bernardo Silva is also set to enter the squad and Ruben Dias is in contention for his first City start since November, but Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland could be rested and brought on in the second half if needed. Julian Alvarez looks set to lead the line.
Predicted Man City XI (4-3-3): Ortega; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Rodri, Gundogan, Silva; Mahrez, Alvarez, Grealish.