The Carabao Cup Final kicks off Sunday afternoon at Wembley Stadium. Ahead of the match, Manchester City and Arsenal have released injuries updates. The Carabao Cup Final will see the first piece of silverware handed out this seasons, and it will see the rivalry between Manchester City and Arsenal renewed.
Carabao Cup Final
Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has been suffering from a knee injury that has kept him out since December. The Brazilian has been cleared to play in the final, but will most likely start the match from the bench.
Raheem Sterling has also been cleared after suffering a hamstring injury against Basel in the Champions League on March 13th.
The two weren’t expected to be ready to play. However, Manchester City have announced both Jesus and Sterling will be in the side. Although both have passed fitness tests, neither may be able to play big parts in the Carabao Cup Final.
While Manchester City have received good news over their injuries, Arsenal are still worrying about the fitness of Aaron Ramsey. The midfielder will undergo a late fitness test ahead of the match.
Arsenal had several players sit out of their Europa League last-32 second leg match against Ostersunds due to injury. Arsene Wenger spoke ahead of the final about the team’s injury status.
“From last night we don’t know what kind of state Alex Iwobi [is in],” Wenger said. “A few players were rested, they are all alright.
“After that, I have to make a decision on Aaron Ramsey. He looks to be available but he has another test today. We will know more about it tomorrow.”
Meanwhile, it appears Mesut Ozil will be ready to play against Manchester City.
“I saw him this morning,” Wenger said. “He had a good session yesterday that he absorbed well so we have to see how he responds to it today but I think he will be alright.
“You want all of your best players available and of course he is an important player for us.”
Alexandre Lacazette will miss the final through injury, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan is cup-tied.