Arsenal vs Manchester City Preview

Arsenal vs Manchester City

Competition – English Carabao Cup, Final

Stadium – Wembley

Date: 25th February 2018

Kick-off time – 16:30 GMT

This game offers one of these teams an opportunity to win the first major trophy of the English league season, and Manchester City are clear favourites despite losing their last cup game to Wigan.

That shock loss means Manchester City can no longer win a quadruple this season and also gives them more reason to lift this trophy.

Manchester City have the best attacking record in the league this season, scoring an average of 2.93 goals per game and although Gabriel Jesus misses this game, they still have enough quality to beat Wenger’s side.

Arsenal have the best most recent record in Cup finals with 3 FA Cup wins from the last four seasons.

However, Arsene Wenger has not won this trophy since he has been the manager of Arsenal.

Despite their recent cup records, the odds are stacked against them going into this game.

Arsenal have the worst defensive record of any top six side and they come into this game off the back of 5 losses in their last 10 competitive games.

They have also won only two times in the league this calendar year but their fans will be hoping that they can take inspiration from winning the last few FA Cups.

Their last six games against City ended with both sides finding the back of the net.

Despite being a Cup Final, bookmakers make Manchester City odds-on favourites to lift the 2018 Carabao Cup.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions


W Östersunds FK 0-3 Arsenal 15 Feb, 2018 UEFA Europa League
L Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Arsenal 10 Feb, 2018 English Premier League
W Arsenal 5-1 Everton 3 Feb, 2018 English Premier League
L Swansea City 3-1 Arsenal 30 Jan, 2018 English Premier League
W Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea 24 Jan, 2018 English Carabao Cup

Manchester City

L Wigan Athletic 1-0 Manchester City 19 Feb, 2018 English FA Cup
W FC Basel 0-4 Manchester City 13 Feb, 2018 UEFA Champions League
W Manchester City 5-1 Leicester City 10 Feb, 2018 English Premier League
D Burnley 1-1 Manchester City 3 Feb, 2018 English Premier League
W Manchester City 3-0 West Bromwich Albion 31 Jan, 2018 English Premier League


Manchester City 3-1 Arsenal 5 Nov, 2017 English Premier League
Arsenal 2-1 Manchester City 23 Apr, 2017 English FA Cup
Arsenal 2-2 Manchester City 2 Apr, 2017 English Premier League
Manchester City 2-1 Arsenal 18 Dec, 2016 English Premier League
Manchester City 2-3 Arsenal 7 Aug, 2016 Friendly


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