Carabao Cup: Wenger dishes out Arsenal’s plans to beat Manchester City

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Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has vowed to attack Premier League leaders, Manchester City when both sides meet in the League Cup semi-final this weekend.

Arsene Wenger has won the FA Cup a record seven times since he took over at Arsenal but has twice been beaten in the final of the League Cup, by Chelsea in 2007 and Birmingham City in 2011.

Now he faces the daunting task of taking on Pep Guardiola’s high scoring team at Wembley, who will be desperate to bounce back and win a trophy after League One side Wigan dumped them out of the FA Cup.

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The Frenchman spoke at his pre-match press conference what was the key to beating City.

“To first of all have a strong belief that we can do it, be well-organised and take every opportunity to go forward and play our offensive game.

“One of the big strengths of Man City is De Bruyne of course, because he has become a very complete player.

“He is a modern midfielder for me, he can be decisive in the final third, he works very hard, he is right-footed, left-footed and he is a fighter as well so overall I am not surprised he has done well.

“They have so many players that you have to stop that it is better to focus on the team plan rather than on any individual.

“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.

“It’s a special day. No matter how many finals you’ve played in your life, it’s always a special day.

“For us it’s an opportunity. We’ll play with all our regular players. We want to win it, we want our fans to go home happy.”

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