sport news Pep Guardiola looking to avoid history repeating itself

Manchester City are back in London for the second time in five days, with Pep Guardiola’s side taking on Arsenal having demolished the Gunners in Sunday's Carabao Cup final.

City never had to fully turn on the style as Arsene Wenger’s side collapsed on the big stage, conceding three goals without reply courtesty of a Sergio Aguero lob, and strikes from Vincent Kompany and David Silva.

It would be generous to describe the Arsenal performance as lacklustre, with an irate Gary Neville labelling the Gunners display as ‘an absolute disgrace’ on the Sky Sports.

Manchester City face Arsenal five days after beating the Gunners 3-0 in the Carabao Cup final

Manchester City face Arsenal five days after beating the Gunners 3-0 in the Carabao Cup final

City will be wary of Arsene Wenger's side who will be plotting revenge at the Emirates

City will be wary of Arsene Wenger's side who will be plotting revenge at the Emirates

But Guardiola will be keen to ensure City avoid a slip-up against an Arsenal team no doubt desperate to do themselves justice this time.

And some members of the visiting squad will hope history doesn't repeat itself.

After Manuel Pellegrini’s City edged the 2016 League Cup Final against Liverpool on penalties, that same side found themselves distinctly second best in the corresponding league fixture just days later at Anfield, losing 3-0.

The Reds exacted some revenge and healed wounds after Yaya Toure’s winning spot-kick spelled an agonising defeat in the Cup Final at Wembley.

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