Martin Keown states his prediction for Arsenal v Man City
The Arsenal legend is tipping Manchester City to beat Arsenal in the League Cup final on Sunday
Martin Keown is tipping Manchester City to beat Arsenal in the League Cup final on Sunday.
The Gunners edged past defending Premier League champions Chelsea FC in the last four thanks to a 2-1 win at The Emirates.
However, Arsene Wenger’s side will take on a Citizens outfit that are 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League table.
Manchester City have only lost two domestic games in the current campaign following a 4-3 loss to Liverpool FC at Anfield last month.
The Eastlands outfit suffered a shock 1-0 loss to League One side Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup fourth round on Monday night.
Pep Guardiola will be demanding a reaction from his players following a rare humiliation for the Premier League leaders.
Former Arsenal defender Keown admitted that it is difficult to go against Manchester City to win the season’s first trophy.
“The smart money is on Manchester City to win the game… though Arsene Wenger has pulled off some quite remarkable results in cup competitions in recent years,” Keown told the Daily Mail.
“Arsenal beat City in last year’s FA Cup semi-final, then stunned Chelsea – who had won 30 of their 38 league games – to win the final.
“They will be hoping that City are wounded by their shock FA Cup defeat by Wigan.
“If Kevin De Bruyne is allowed to run the show, however, Arsenal will be in great danger.”
Manchester City were 3-1 winners against Arsenal in their last Premier League meeting at the Etihad Stadium earlier this season.
However, the Gunners managed to beat Guardiola’s side in the FA Cup semi-finals last term.