More Wembley joy for Wenger

Arsene Wenger

Arsenal can continue their excellent recent Wembley record by beating Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday.

Tottenham did defeat the Gunners at Wembley in the Premier League earlier this month but, before that result, Arsene Wenger’s team had won their previous nine matches at the stadium, including three FA Cup final triumphs, three semi-final victories and three Community Shield wins.

Arsenal beat Manchester City 2-1 in the last four of the FA Cup 10 months ago before seeing off Chelsea in the final and they triumphed against Antonio Conte’s team again in the Community Shield at the beginning of this season.

Wenger’s team may be out of the FA Cup, are very inconsistent in the Premier League, and were woeful on Thursday in the Europa League against Ostersunds FK, but they have the quality to turn it on when the big occasions come around and they are good value at 4/1 to win Sunday’s final.

City are aiming to win the competition for third time in five seasons after beating Sunderland five years ago and Liverpool in 2016, but they were surprisingly beaten by League One side Wigan Athletic on Monday in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Arsenal last won the League Cup in 1993 when they beat Sheffield Wednesday in the final, and their only other success in the competition came six years before that when they were too good for Liverpool.

Arsenal defeated Chelsea over two legs in last month’s semi-finals while Pep Guardiola’s team struggled to overcome Championship side Bristol City.

Arsenal can be backed at 23/4 to win Sunday’s final with both teams to score and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is 13/2 to score the first goal while odds of 53/20 on there being no goals in the first half are tempting.

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