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Highbury Social: Carabao Cup Final

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Following up a lost to Ostersunds with a shellacking by City

Arsenal v Manchester City - Carabao Cup Final Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

Yesterday our beloved Arsenal we’re thoroughly out played across the entire 90 minutes at Wembley Stadium versus league leaders Manchester City. With City 27 points ahead of us, defeat is not a surprise to City, but this was a Cup final where a one off match winner could change the outlook of the season. Fear not, Arsenal are still Arsenal, and for the immediate future with Wenger still in charge, the status quo will not change.

Line-ups were confirmed and one look at the teamsheet let us know Arsenal we’re not interested in wing play. Sit and counter through Ozil, Wilshere and Aubameyang was the prayer from Mr. Wenger.

Arsenal’s best chance fell to the man you would want, Aubameyang unable to convert to give the Gunners a glimmer of hope and one nil lead.

Mustafi did not play well yesterday, I’m just going to leave this replay here. Grab your tissues, this is “defending”.

Before we get to the rest of City’s goals, here is a not so flattering stat line.

Arsenal do not defend set pieces well. Shocker.

Calum Chambers was rewarded with his first Cup final start and for the 2nd time this week, he got burned 1v1 in the box for a goal. At least this time it was by David Silva...

Arsenal have missed our little Spaniard dearly in recent years and matches like this only amplify how we’ve struggled to replace him. Right in the feels, Santi.

Thierry Henry speaks on the current state of Arsenal and we can all relate to these words.

We all have tears after yesterday, Elneny, all of us!