After Arsenal lost 2-1 at home to Östersunds FK on Thursday night, it’s probably fair to say that Gooners aren’t expecting much from the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday.

A 4-2 victory on aggregate wasn’t much consolation for Arsenal fans after they were defeated 2-1 by Östersunds FK, a side that finished fifth in the Swedish league last year, at the Emirates this week.

With City to face at Wembley in the League Cup final on Sunday, it doesn’t matter how many stars Arsene Wenger apparently rested during the Europa League clash, Arsenal could get well and truly thumped.

Pep Guardiola’s side have only lost three times over all competitions this season. And although one of those times was against Wigan in the FA Cup last weekend, Gooners have every reason to feel nervous going into the final.

While Arsenal fans aren’t expecting much in the way of a positive results, there are other things we can ‘look forward’ to.

1. Arsenal’s defence will let someone run past them


I can’t wait to see Kevin de Bruyne go skipping past our defence as if they’ve not even seen him.

2. De Bruyne will be amazing

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The 26-year-old has scored 11 goals and provided 19 assists and the season isn’t even over yet.

3. Pep to overreact

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He loves it, doesn’t he?

4. Sergio Aguero will start a fight

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Apparently that’s his thing now.

5. Aguero, who shouldn’t be playing, to have an Agueroooooooo moment

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In 12 games against Arsenal, he’s scored seven goals.

6. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s price tag

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Did you KNOW he cost Arsenal £56m? That’s the most Arsenal have EVER spent on one player.

Expect this to consistently get brought up by the commentators until he’s scored a hat-trick.

7. Lacazette has been REPLACED

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If the commentators mention Laca at all, I bet it’ll have nothing to do with his actual injury, that will be an afterthought. They’re more likely to talk about how terrible he’s been – an exaggeration of course.

8. Where is he?

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Either that or they’ll forget he’s had knee surgery and assume he’s been completely dropped for the squad.

9. Granit Xhaka will lose his man

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The midfielder has made three errors that have led to goals in the Premier League alone this season.

10. City will dominate and we’ll all have heart attacks

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There’s no way I can see Arsenal getting a foothold in the game if we approach it in the same way we did the Spurs clash.

11. Nacho Monreal hattrick

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The Spaniard has scored three times since he returned from injury against Crystal Palace. Plus he found the back of the net in the FA Cup semi-final against City last season.

We might as well dream big.

12. Welbeck scoring with his ankle

Danny Welbeck scores against Southampton
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We might be a tad optimistic with this one

13. Or ‘assist’

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Welbz has this crazy talent of being able to provide as assist simply by missing the goal himself. All done on purpose of course…

14. Aaron Ramsey to score

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The man loves to score in cup finals at Wembley.

15. …And then gets injured

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16. VAR to screw us over

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After most Arsenal fans wanting VAR due to the amount of decisions that go against us, it only makes sense that it works against us in a cup final.

17. David Ospina dropping the ball in his own net

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: David Ospina of Arsenal celebrates after Hector Bellerin of Arsenal scored the 3rd arsenal goal during the UEFA Europa League group H match between Arsenal FC and 1. FC Koeln at Emirates Stadium on September 14, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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We’ve been too nice about him recently, it’s bound to happen.

18. Mention of downward spiral

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As if Arsenal fans haven’t been paying attention.

19. Mention of Spurs

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Have you seen how much better they are compared to Arsenal now? What a team. And how handsome is that Mauricio Pochettino? It doesn’t matter that they have nothing to do with this match.

20. Mention of Wenger leaving

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Is must be time? Fan unrest yada yada.

21. Mikel Arteta sadness

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 15: Mikel Arteta of Arsenal is congratulated by team mates after scoring to make it 4-0 during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium on May 15, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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We miss him.

22. Arteta to pretend to be a statue

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Mikel Arteta, Manchester City coach looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Southampton at Etihad Stadium on November 29, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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The man’s too sweet to celebrate against his old team.

23. Arsenal to concede on the counter

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 24: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal during Carabao Cup Semi-Final Second Leg match between Arsenal and Chelsea the at Emirates Stadium on January 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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It always happened! What’s wrong with us?