Arsenal Look To End Trophy Drought: Lineups and Previews

Who's Gonna Win It This Year?

Arsenal will look to win their first trophy in 6 years, after their 2005 FA Cup win.

Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Djourou, Clichy, Denilson, Wilshere, Diaby, Song, Arshavin, Van Persie
Birmingham (4-4-2): Foster, Ridgewell, Jiranek, Johnosn, Carr, Fahey, Gardner, Ferguson, Larsson, Zigic, Martins

Game Time: 3PM GMT

Arsenal will look to end their trophy drought with their matured batch of youngsters, 6 years after they won the FA Cup at the Millennium stadium in 2005. But this time, it won’t be the FA Cup, Arsenal are vying to win the League Cup. Another difference, this match is to be played in Wembley, instead of the Millennium Stadium.

But they face a Birmingham side desperate to get a trophy to make up for a mediocre Premier League campaign. Birmingham lie in 15th place, dangerously just 3 points above the drop zone, although they have a game in hand, which will certainly be a relegation dog-fight.

Arsenal will be without their talisman, Cesc Fabregas, who was rushing for fitness, but has failed his fitness test, making sure that he will play no part in the League Cup final.

Arsenal are unbeaten in their last eight meetings, in all competitions, against Birmingham, winning five and drawing three, giving them a psychological edge of Birmingham City. Their previous meeting when Arsenal’s favour, with Arsenal winning the tie 3-0.


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