Former Arsenal striker Paul Merson has given his support to the Gunners to defeat their rivals Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday.
Arsenal are going into tomorrow’s crunch tie as an underdog against the Citizens who have been in rich form since the beginning of the campaign.
Pep Guardiola’s men are on course for a treble and they must ensure they defeat Arsenal so as to keep their treble’s hope alive.
The runaway Premier League leaders are in confident mood after brushing aside Basel 4-0 in their Champions League last-16 first leg fixture and they will hope to avoid losing to the North London club.
Unlike City, Arsenal’s last match ended in a disappointing 2-1 home defeat to Swedish minnows Ostersunds FK in the 2nd leg of the Europa last-32 fixture.
Despite the difference in their last match result, Paul Merson believes a single player could prove to be a game-winner for the FA Cup holder.
According to him, Arsenal’s club-record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who switched to Arsenal from Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund in the winter will be very important in tomorrow’s much anticipated final match.
He told reporters that the Gabonese striker has all it takes to penetrate City’s compact and quality defensive line.
Aubameyang hasn’t been too impressive for the Gunners since he joined the Emirates stadium but he will hope he gets the goals for Arsenal against Manchester City.