Jack Wilshere states his prediction for Arsenal v Man City
The Arsenal midfielder is hoping to make amends for the League Cup disappointment in 2011 when the Gunners face Man City on Sunday
Jack Wilshere has warned Manchester City that Arsenal have unfinished business in the League Cup final ahead of their meeting at Wembley on Sunday.
The Gunners booked their place in the Carabao Cup showpiece thanks to a 2-1 win over Chelsea FC at the Emirates Stadium last month.
Arsenal lost 1-0 to Birmingham City in the League Cup final in 2011 after Obafemi Martins scored an 89th-minute winner after Robin van Persie cancelled out Nikola Zigic’s opener.
The Gunners haven’t won the competition since 1992-93 and the north London side have lost their last two League Cup finals following a 2-1 loss to Chelsea FC in 2007.
Arsene Wenger’s side lost 3-1 to Premier League leaders Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium earlier this season.
However, Arsenal managed to beat the Citizens in the FA Cup semi-final last season before winning the competition thanks to a 2-1 win over Chelsea FC in the final.
Wilshere is hoping that Arsenal can make amends for their disappointing in 2011 when Wenger’s side take on Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday.
“We know that City will be tough, but we also know what it takes to win at Wembley, and we have a fantastic record there. It’s a final and anything can happen, and we’ll be ready,” Wilshere told Sky Sports.
“Since then we haven’t really been anywhere near in this competition. I want to add this trophy to my collection, and almost feel there is some unfinished business because of the 2011 final.”
Wilshere has won three FA Cup in four seasons but the England international has never won the League Cup.
Arsenal booked their place in the Europa League last 16 thanks to a 4-2 aggregate win against Swedish side Ostasunds on Thursday night.