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Arsenal v Manchester City: match preview ,Team news,Injury and prediction

http://sportstalk24.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/maxresdefault.jpgArsenal v Manchester City: match preview ,Team news,Injury and prediction

Manchester City are the favourites despite the shocking last week result against Östersund.The Gunners beat mighty Chelsea last month to reach their first League Cup final since the 2011 and Arsene Wenger will like to win the trophy as an opportunity to save Arsenal’s season after a see-saw Premier League campaign.

City will also be aiming to avoid two trophy disappointments in the space of six days after Monday’s shocking FA Cup defeat to Wigan. Guardiola says after last week loss, his players are determined to learn from their mistakes in a bid to win the first title of the Spaniard’s reign at the Etihad.

The Spanish Boss has enjoyed a lot of success with the Barcelona and Bayern Munich during his coaching career, including winning two Champions League titles and a number of league title.


Aaron Ramsey is expected to be fit for Sunday’s Carabao Cup title clash.The Wales international had been out from the last three games with a groin injury but Arsenal boss is confident he will now be ready to be involved at Wembley.

Mesut Ozil is also expected to join the squad after illness while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will play after missing out this week’s Europa League tie.

Arsenal leading goal scorer Lacazette (knee) and Cazorla (Achilles) will miss the final tie, as Lacazette will be out of action till mid-March while Cazorla is out of action for months, His come back time yet unknown.

Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling who is suffering with an unspecified muscle injury is most likely to out for the Carabao Cup final.

Striker Gabriel Jesus could make a come back after almost two months out with a knee Injury. Mendy who is suffrin g from knee Injury will be out from ground until late April, while Fabian Delph is suspended from this clash.

Predicted line-ups

Arsenal starting XI: Ospina, Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Xhaka, Ramsey, Wilshere, Welbeck, Ozil, Aubameyang

Manchester City XI: Bravo, Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Silva, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Sane, Aguero


  • This will be Arsenal’s eighth League Cup final -but History is not in their side as they’ve lost more than any other side in the history of the competition ie 5, winning the tournament twice in 1987 and 1993.
  • Manchester City is favourite to will title as they are making their sixth appearance in the League Cup final and third in the last five seasons. They’ve just lost once (1974) out of their 5 final clashes
  • This will be first-ever meeting between these sides in a major final.
  • History is in Arsenal Side as they have 96 matches out of total 192, while City have just won 51 Matches.

  • Talking about Ground(at Wembley), Arsenal have an edge here, as they have won both previous meetings with Man City – 3-0 in the 2014 Community Shield, and 2-1 in last season’s FA Cup semi-final.
  • In Recent Time, City is in Hot Form Against Arsenal as Man City have lost just one of their last five matches against Arsenal in all competitions (W2 D2), beating them 3-1 in their last meeting in the Premier League ongoing season.
  • Arsenal boss Wenger will be like to become the eighth manager to win all three of the English premier league, FA Cup and League Cup
  • Prediction

    Manchester City 2-1 Arsenal


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