Arsenal v Man City League Cup final Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

Arsenal make the trip to Wembley for the third time this season as they look to beat Manchester City to win their second piece of silverware of the campaign.

The Gunners beat Premier League champions Chelsea in the Community Shield here at the start of the season on penalties, but has a much bigger task in hand for today’s final match-up.

Man City have been in amazing form since the summer after a hefty investment in personnel, and some have even moved to compare their on-fire side to the Invincibles of 2004, and are actually on course to break the Premier League points and goals records currently held by Chelsea.

Our boys have our own their own reasons to be quietly confident coming into today’s match-up however, having won our last nine competitive outings at Wembley in cup competitions, with Tottenham’s league win over us overlooked due to their home advantage.

Our away form this season has been our biggest downfall, and today’s crowd should be just as fired up as when they have been at home, and we will hopefully see the best of January signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang today.

Santi Cazorla and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are the only confirmed absentees through injury and being cup-tied, while Aaron Ramsey remains a doubt having picked up a groin strain in recent weeks.

Predicted XI:

Bellerin  Mustafi  Koscielny  Monreal
Xhaka Elneny Wilshere
Iwobi Ozil

This team certainly has enough creativity to cause trouble to even the best defences in the world, and that is not a tag I would use for Man City. Their defensive record this term stems from having large amounts of possession in my opinion, and their defence is definitely one that can be got at.

I have a feeling this game will go to extra time, and I’m hoping that a fired up Gunners crowd will push our side to steal the game at the death, but I’m under no illusions that this will come easily.

Can we take note from Liverpool and Wigan and put City to the sword today? Does our Wembley record give us the edge today?

Pat J

Tags Arsenal Cup Final Man City


  1. Nayr says:

    I dont get why people underrate us in cup games.
    we seem to win them alot.
    i think we will win this carabao cup.


    1. Karis says:

      I somehow kind of agree…but still……same old Arsenal.

  2. gotanidea says:

    No, our current team doesn’t have enough creativity to cause trouble City’s defense, let alone the best defence in the world. Ozil, Iwobi, Wilshere, Xhaka and Ramsey like to crowd in the center and they are not effective in the wings as well

    Wenger has to change his approach because most opponents already know that Arsenal like to hog the ball in the middle. The opponents just need to use speed demons like Richarlison, Salah, Sane or Mane to punish that tactic from quick counter-attacks

    If Arsenal can use the raw pace and skills of Maitland-Niles, Nelson, Bellerin, Kolasinac and Aubameyang, they could have bigger chance to score a quick first goal

  3. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Arsenal 3 – City 0

    Auba with all 3

    1. Sue says:

      I can’t see City not scoring!! COYG

  4. barryglik says:

    Its Cup final day and we are in it.
    Our opponent is runaway
    league leader Man City.
    We as Arsenal Supporters
    should be absolutely buzzing.
    The game is at the legendary Wembley stadium.
    What ever the result we should be bursting with pride and excitement.
    COYG 🙂

  5. Steve h says:

    Your all deluded. If you think we will win with that midfield, playing 1 up front against the best defence in the league. And the worst defence like arsenals good luck .

  6. King says:

    Win or lose. I will b there to support my Gunners. We reach final not by sleeping on d field. Come on Arsenal!! We can do it!!

  7. Mr pat says:

    MR king you are spot on, we got to the final by winning our games and haters should take note of that, city are beatable pure and simple

  8. AndersS says:

    I really don’t see, how our Wenger organization can keep City from scoring at least 2-3 goals, so if we are to win, we must score 3-4. Very doubtful, I think.

  9. GoonAR says:

    3 – 1 Man City

    Auba goal

    PROVE ME WRONG GUNNERS. Should be good entertainment.

  10. Ozziegunner@Newcastle upon Hunter says:

    If Ramsey is unavailable to replace Iwobi, then Wilshire takes that role and Koswaniak comes into midfield. There is no way Iwobi should be in a cup final team at the moment.

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