Arsenal boss Wenger: My contract is not my worry

Manchester City are in terrific form and at the moment they are also the league leaders Keeping that in mind, there won't a room for mistake for the Gunners side which has been shaky this season.

Many questions have been asked of Arsenal this season, some of which can be answered by Arsenal's performance in tomorrow's final.

But despite City's dominance this season, Guardiola will be eager to get his hands on a trophy, even if it would have been fourth on the list of his priorities when the campaign began.

The League Cup final between Arsenal and Manchester City will be broadcast live on ESPN.

Guardiola has happy memories of Wembley.

Only one other of the last 12 League Cup finals has been settled by more than three goals. They went on to beat Chelsea in the final.

"I have the advantage that I've played many finals and I know how big a day it is, Wembley is always special because the stadium is divided in two", said Wenger".

Pep Guardiola loves for his side to play football but against Arsenal they might have to take a step back and look to counter more, especially with Arsenal themselves preferring to play possession football.

Guardiola added: "Of course we want to win, Arsenal do as well, we will try".

Arsene Wenger's men earned a last-16 meeting with AC Milan via a 4-2 aggregate win over Ostersunds but Arsenal were sensationally humbled 2-1 in Friday's (AEDT) return leg at the Emirates Stadium. They suffered their first league defeat a few weeks ago to Liverpool.

Arsenal won in controversial circumstances after they systematically kicked David Silva off the park, the Spaniard remonstrating angrily to the referee as he left the field injured in the 23rd minute.

City will be making their sixth appearance in the League Cup final, and third in the last five seasons.

Wenger has used the League Cup in its various guises in the past to give his younger players experience. You look at Barcelona and they are still the best team in Europe.

"I don't like to lose competitions". For us it's an opportunity. We are here to play these types of game, why to be nervous?

'TV personalities when you don't win a game - it's questioned.

Striker Gabriel Jesus is in contention to make his first appearance of 2018 for City.

England forward Sterling, who is struggling with a muscle injury and missed the Wigan match, will be assessed ahead of the final. Guardiola confirmed second-choice goalkeeper Claudio Bravo will start, having done so in all domestic Cup matches this season, but Fabian Delph is suspended after being sent off against Wigan.

Brazil global Jesus has not featured for the English Premier League leaders since he suffered a knee ligament injury against Crystal Palace on Dec 31.

  • Julie Sanders