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.
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
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
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
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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