Kick-off: Sunday, February 25 @4:30 PM GMT
Venue: Wembley Stadium (London)
Head to head record
Manchester City vs Arsenal 3-1 (2017/2018 Premier League)
Arsenal vs Manchester City 2-1 (2016/2017 FA Cup)
Arsenal vs Manchester City 2-2 (2016/2017 Premier League)
Manchester City vs Arsenal 2-1 (2016/2017 Premier League)
Arsenal vs Manchester City 3-2 (2016 Club Friendly)
Arsenal vs Manchester City prediction
Pep Guardiola will be looking to win his first ever trophy as Manchester City coach when the Citizens take on Arsenal at Wembley Stadium in the League Cup final.
Gunners eager to save the season
Arsenal will be looking to bounce back from a shocking 2-1 loss to Ostersunds when they square off against Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in the EFL Cup final. The Gunners somehow made it to the Europa League last 16, but they have been struggling in the Premier League this season and, no doubt, they are eager to give fans some cheer. A win over Man City will see Arsene Wenger’s troops save the season, so there is every chance the capital club will fight tooth and nail against Pep Guardiola’s team. Arsenal chiefs did remarkably well to sign duo Mkhitaryan – Aubameyang in the January transfer window and all eyes will be on the new recruits when the Gunners face the Citizens in the title game. Arsene Wenger’s men have defeated Doncaster Rovers, Norwich City, West Ham United and Chelsea on their way to the EFL Cup final and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their third League Cup trophy.
Santi Cazorla and Alexandre Lacazette are both sidelined with an injury, whilst important midfielder should recover in time to face Manchester City in the EFL Cup final.
Guardiola hungry for trophies
Against all odds, Manchester City suffered elimination to League One side Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup round 5, meaning that the Citizens are desperate to win the League Cup title. Man City set up a meeting with Arsenal in the title game by beating the likes of WBA, Wolves, Leicester City and Bristol City, but Sunday’s clash against the capital club will be anything but a walk in the park for the Etihad Stadium outfit. Manchester City, who are eyeing their fifth League Cup trophy, are likely to stick to their attacking style of play and there is every chance in-form attacker Kun Aguero will pose a big threat for the opposition defenders. Kevin de Bruyne came as a substitute in the 1-0 loss to Wigan Athletic, but the Belgian superstar is likely to start against Arsenal. Pep Guardiola is after his first ever title with Man City, but his men will have to be at their sharpest against Arsene Wenger’s charges if they are to emerge triumphant in the Wembley Stadium match.
Fabian Delph misses the match through suspension, whilst Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus remain in the recovery room. Coach Pep Guardiola has no other selection worries ahead of Sunday’s showdown.
- Both teams scored in each of their last seven meetings in all competitions
- Under 3.5 goals were netted in each of Arsenal’s last seven games in EFL Cup
- Kun Aguero has netted 21 goals in EPL so far this term
- Man City won their last EFL Cup trophy in 2016
- It has been 25 years since Arsenal clinched their last League Cup title
Arsenal vs Manchester City betting pick
There will be fireworks when Arsenal and Manchester City face each other at Wembley Stadium in the League Cup final, but, one thing is for sure, both sides are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Sunday’s clash. Both Arsenal and Man City found the net in each of their last seven meetings in all competitions, therefore, both teams to score bet should be considered.
Pick: Both teams to score