Carabao Cup final: Arsenal vs Manchester City: Team news, injuries, possible lineups

Posted on Feb 25 2018 - 2:17pm by admin

Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal will clash with Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final this Sunday at Wembley.

Wenger is yet to win the trophy in his over 20 years at the North London club.

The Frenchman, who revealed that the Gunners have no injuries for Sunday’s game, won just three of his previous 12 managerial meetings with City’s boss, Pep Guardiola, drawing three and losing six.

Speaking at a news conference on Friday, Wenger said, “I don’t know what kind of state [Alex] Iwobi is in, we will know that today [Friday] but overall we have no injuries.

“I’ll make a decision on Aaron Ramsey on Saturday, he looks to be available but he’ll have another test today. So we will know more about it tomorrow [Saturday].

On Ozil, Wenger added: “He had a good session yesterday [Thursday] which he absorbed well. We’ll have to see how he responds to it, but I think he will be alright.”

However, Manchester City Pep Guardiola will hope to clinched his first trophy in England for the club.

Guardiola says he does not know if the winger, Sterling will be ready for Sunday clash after sustaining a muscle problem in the Champions League game against Basel which kept him out of Monday’s shock defeat at Wigan.

Jesus returned to training on Friday, and he could be in line to make Guardiola’s match day squad.

Only Benjamin Mendy remains on the sidelines, though he could be back in the next month or so.

The Premier League leaders will be without either of their first-choice left-backs for the next three matches, however, as Delph will miss three games through suspension.

City will be making their sixth appearance in the League Cup final, and third in the last five seasons. They’ve won four of their previous five, failing only in 1974.

Potential Arsenal starting XI:

GK: Ospina

Defense: Moreal, Koscieln, Mustafi, Bellernin

Midfielder: Wilsehere, Xhaka, Iwobi, Ozil, Ramsey

Attack: Aubameyang

Potential Manchester City starting XI:

GK: Bravo

Defense: Danilo, Laporte, Otamendi, Walker

Midfielder: Silva, Fernandinho, De Bruyne

Attack: Aguero, Sane, Sterling

The Kick off time for the Carabao Cup final is 5:30pm Nigerian time

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