'I want to play in that one. We fancy winning it and I'd love to play. If the boss decides to let me play, I'm happy.'
Arsenal lost 4-2 at Eastlands in September, a game marred by Emmanuel Adebayor's antics against his former club.
Up for the cup: Robin Van Persie (left) is looking forward to facing City again
He was banned for three games for stamping on Van Persie's face, warned about his future behaviour after a provocative goal celebration and angered Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas with a foul which escaped unpunished.
City manager Mark Hughes has played his strongest team in the competition this season but Arsene Wenger has stuck with his policy of blooding young players.
Banned: Manchester City's Emmanuel Adebayor during his infamous celebration
'They have a good side and it's a good challenge for the youngsters,' added Van Persie.
Quarter-finals (to be played week of November 30): Blackburn v Chelsea; Man City v Arsenal; Man Utd v Tottenham; Portsmouth v Aston Villa.
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