Carabao Cup Final | Arsenal v Manchester City | February 25, 2018 16:30 GMT | Sky Sports

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by American_Gooner, Feb 22, 2018.

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Who will win the Carabao Cup?

Poll closed Feb 25, 2018.
  1. Arsenal

    55.6%
  2. Manchester City

    44.4%
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  1. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

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    Both teams' path to the Final:
    • Third round: Arsenal 1 Doncaster Rovers 0
    • Fourth round: Arsenal 2 Norwich City 1
    • Quarter-final: Arsenal 1 West Ham 0
    • Semi-final: Arsenal 2 Chelsea 1 (aggregate)
    • Third round: West Brom 1 Man City 2
    • Fourth round: Man City 0 Wolves 0 (3-1 pens)
    • Quarter-final: Leicester City 1 Man City 1 (3-4 pens)
    • Semi-final: Man City 5 Bristol City 3 (aggregate)
    Team News:
    Arsenal:
    Özil & Ramsey expected to return, Mkhitaryan cup-tied
    Manchester City: Delph suspended, Sterling a doubt, Gabriel Jesus could return

    Possible line-up:
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  2. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    judging by how we are playing ATM I think we should just forfeit
     
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  3. TromsoGooner

    TromsoGooner Well-Known Member

    They will rape us. They will be up for it after their FA-cup defeat while we will still be in shock after tonight
     
  4. Furious

    Furious Elneny on, telly off

    Overkill midfield and attack that, AG.

    Need to go back to 3421 to stand a chance with Ramsey and Xhaka in midfield.
     
  5. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Yeah, that's just what I think Wenger will do. Mkhi being cup-tied complicates things, hard to see Iwobi starting after this display so I can see AW putting Jack/Ramsey/Özil all in the team.
     
  6. Furious

    Furious Elneny on, telly off

    Think Iwobi will start. Did so even after partying before the Nottingham loss.
     
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  7. Aevius

    Aevius World Cup Prediction Champion Moderator

    Not sure we have a choice now, as with Mkhi unavailable and Iwobi apparently injured we have no wingers to play in a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1.
     
  8. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    We have to play with midfield that won't get destroyed by de bruyne fernandino and silva
     
  9. Crocrodile

    Crocrodile Well-Known Member

    At GK, who cares
    Bellerin Kostafi Monreal
    Xhaka
    Ramsey Wilshere
    Özil--Aubameyang--Nelson
     
  10. Malky

    Malky Well-Known Member

    Forget about a defense, we're bollocks at it anyway. Go all out attack - Ospina + 10 attacking players that are not called Welbeck!
     
  11. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Agenda Merchant

    We didn't even have one decent chance today. Not even our goal was a decent chance.

    Only Özil & Ramsey miracle can save us this game!
     
  12. Notorious Big

    Notorious Big Well-Known Member

    We should change crest after this match.
     
  13. Rain Dance

    Rain Dance Well-Known Member Trusted

    Yeah.... the chance of us losing this is incredibly high
     
  14. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    Christ what was Wenger thinking when he didn’t sign a winger in January..
     
  15. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    I’d probably shove Kolasinac at lm/Lw depending on what formation we try and play. Overlapping runs were great in the second half today but he was so sloppy defensively.
     
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  16. Gooner n Proud

    Gooner n Proud a.k.a. nasri_8 and Voice of Flamini

    Ospina
    Koscielny Mustafi Monreal
    Bellerin Wilshere Xhaka Ramsey Kolasinac
    Özil
    Aubamayang

    Think this is a good balanced formation, a bit defensive but plenty of attacking players there capable of creating chances.
     
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  17. OSBK

    OSBK Well-Known Member

    Its wembley, its wenger, we are the underdogs everytime we come here but we deliver in cup finals.
     
  18. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Still Not a Mod

    Hmmm probably a 2-0, 3-0 or 3-1 to City. We'll probably look sluggish and not up for it, we'll make some mistakes in defence and City will miss a few very good opportunities but they'll score eventually. Aubameyang won't be involved much, we won't play him in behind, we'll pass it around the box hoping to make an opportunity rather than playing to our strengths. Nice to be in a final though.
     
  19. Furious

    Furious Elneny on, telly off

    What you do mean Auba won' be involved much? That's on him, not the team, he's very limited.
     
  20. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Still Not a Mod

    Yeah I agree mate. He won't do much because our tactics will be wrong.
     
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