Arsenal’s Wembley hero a major doubt for Carabao Cup final against Manchester City

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is a major doubt for Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City, the Telegraph reports.

Ramsey, 27, has a history of being Arsenal’s hero at Wembley and scored a late winner against Chelsea in last year’s FA Cup final as the Gunners lifted the trophy.

Arsene Wenger had hoped the Welshman would recover from a groin strain in time for the cup final, but his recovery progress has been disappointingly slow.

Arsenal haven’t given up hope that Ramsey could at least make the bench, with the player set to undergo an an intensive treatment programme, but it is looking very unlikely that he’ll be in their starting XI.

Petr Cech will also miss out, but only because Wenger will remain loyal to cup goalkeeper David Ospina, much like Pep Guardiola plans to with Claudio Bravo set to start over Ederson.

City face an enforced absence of their own with Fabian Delph suspended following his red card against Wigan, leaving Oleksandr Zinchenko and Danilo as Guardiola’s left-back options with the club’s only natural left-back, Benjamin Mendy, still out for a couple of months.

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