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Kompany leads Blues out; Jesus on bench

MANY HAPPY RETURNS: Vincent Kompany was back to his best after a spell on the sidelines.

MANY HAPPY RETURNS: Vincent Kompany was back to his best after a spell on the sidelines.

City Make four changes from the side that lost 1-0 to Wigan Athletic last Monday for the Carabao Cup final against Arsenal.

Gabriel Jesus will start on the bench as Pep Guardiola looks to land a first trophy of his tenure in England against the Gunners.

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Vincent Kompany returns to lead City out at Wembley as the Blues look to win the Carabao Cup for the third time in five years.

Claudio Bravo retains his place in goal while Kyle Walker, Kevin De Bruyne and Nicolas Otamendi are all recalled to the starting XI.

Making way are John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, Bernardo Silva and the suspended Fabian Delph.

Phil Foden gets the nod as one of the subs.

 

 

Starting XI

Bravo, Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Danilo, Fernandinho, D Silva, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Sane, Aguero

Subs: Ederson, Stones, Laporte, Bernardo, Zinchenko, Foden, Jesus

 

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Tactics

It will be interesting to see who takes up the right flank berth in the absence of Bernardo and Raheem Sterling – if the Blues opt for a 4-3-3.

Ilkay Gundogan could play deeper alongside Fernandinho if Guardiola is anticipating a packed Arsenal midfield with Walker and Danilo given licence to raid either flank.

Expect the Gunners to press high and try and force errors – the pace of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is sure to test Bravo and Wenger will no doubt have try one or two tactics to try and unsettle the Blues at the back.

Arsenal starting XI:

 

 

 

 

Stats and milestones

Arsenal haven’t won the League Cup for 25 years and it is the only domestic trophy Arsene Wenger hasn’t won

City have played Arsenal twice at Wembley and lost on both occasions. The first was a 3-0 loss at the FA Community Shield in 2014, and the second was last season in the FA Cup semi-final with City losing 2-1

Fernandinho starts his 200th game for the Blues today...

Four City players survive from both the 2014 and 2016 triumphs - Kompany, David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho all start their third League Cup final for the Blues

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