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It’s all set for the first final of the year in England as Wembley host the clash between Arsenal and Manchester City for the League Cup trophy.
The Citizens head into the match as massive favourites based on performances both teams have put on so far in the season, but they could feel the pressure after suffering a shocking FA Cup elimination to Wigan Athletic on Monday evening at The DW Stadium.
Pep Guardiola has thus lost one of four potential trophies and a failure here could well ruin the spirits in the dressing room in spite of the dominance the team has in the league competition.
On the other side, we have Arsenal who could save another poor season with the League Cup trophy as they currently sit at the sixth place with a massive eight-point deficit to the fourth-placed Chelsea at this stage.
Arsene Wenger has rested his main stars in Thursday’s Europa League loss to Ostersunds FK (which did not affected team’s ambitions in Europa League after the win in the first leg in Sweden). The most recent acquisition Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has notched one goals in two appearances for the Gunners and he will no doubts be the main threat to Man City’s goal here.
Before the mentioned Europa League loss, Arsenal have suffered another falling 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby. The Gunners have generally struggled for results against top sides in England this term and we can hardly see them competitive to Pep Guardiola’s machinery on paper.