Arsenal vs Manchester City

Final, Carabao Cup (League Cup), England

Arsene Wenger will be looking to win his first League Cup title with Arsenal when they make a visit to Wembley to play Manchester City in the final of Carabao Cup. Having been knocked out of the FA Cup, both the sides will be desperate to get their hands on some silverware. For Manchester City, it will be the first of their quest for a treble while for Arsenal, it will be the only hope of getting some silverware this season.

 

Match Details:

When: February 25th, 10:00 PM IST

Where: Wembley, London

 

Arsenal Team News:

  • Aaron Ramsey will push for a place in the first XI.
  • Alex Lacazette is not unavailable for three and a half weeks from now.
  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan is not eligible to play in this competition.

Form (Recent first): L W L W L W

Last Result: (H) Arsenal 1-2 Ostersund, (Aggregate Arsenal 4-2 Ostersund) Europa League

 

Probable XI and Subs: Ospina; Monreal, Koscielny, Mustafi, Bellerin; Wilshere, Xhaka; Iwobi, Ozil, Ramsey; Aubameyang

Subs: Cech, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Chambers, and Welbeck

 

Squad:

GK: Cech, and Ospina

Defenders: Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Holding, Mustafi, Chambers, Bellerin, Mavropanos, and Kolasinac

Midfielders: Mkhitaryan, Ramsey, Wilshere, Ozil, Santi Cazorla, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, and Elneny

Forwards: Lacazette, Aubameyang, Iwobi, and Welbeck

Key Players: Aubameyang and Ozil

 

Manchester City Team News:

  • Fabian Delph is suspended for the fixture.
  • Gabriel Jesus has returned to team training, but is a doubt.

Form (Recent first): L W W D W W

Last Result: Wigan Athletic 1-0 Manchester City, FA Cup

Probable XI and Subs: Bravo; Walker, Otamendi, Stones, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Gundogan; Sane, Aguero, Sterling

Subs: Ederson, B. Silva, D. Silva, Foden, Diaz, Laporte and Danilo

 

Squad:

GK: Ederson, and Bravo

Defenders: Stones, Kompany, Laporte, Otamendi, Mendy, Kyle Walker, and Danilo

Midfielders: Fernandinho, Delph, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Toure, Zinchenko, D. Silva, and Diaz

Forwards: Sane, Sterling, B. Silva, Aguero, and G. Jesus

Key Players: De Bruyne and Aguero

 

Match Prediction:

Manchester City’s ruthless form this season before their last game would have given Arsenal no chance of winning this one. But after their defeat against Wigan Athletic, Arsenal can certainly hope and infact turn this around in their favour. Keeping Arsenal’s desperation to win some silverware in mind, our prediction calls for an Arsenal win. The scoreline is expected to read Arsenal 2-1 Manchester City.

 

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