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League Cup final team news: Aaron Ramsey returns, Vincent Kompany starts

League Cup final team news: Ramsey returns, Kompany starts
By Eurosport

25/02/2018 at 14:32Updated 25/02/2018 at 15:44

Aaron Ramsey returns for Arsenal in the League Cup final whilst Vincent Kompany starts for Manchester City.

Ramsey has been struggling with a groin injury since scoring a hat-trick against Everton at the start of the month but he returns to play in attack along with Mesut Ozil and club-record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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Elsewhere Calum Chambers starts at centre-back which means Nacho Monreal shifts out to left wing-back with Granit Xhaka and Jack Wilshere in the middle. David Ospina keeps his role as the cup keeper.

City operate a similar policy with Claudio Bravo preferred over Ederson, whilst captain Kompany makes a rare start in the heart of defence next to Nicolas Otamendi.

David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero all start in attack.

There's also a return to the bench for Gabriel Jesus after two months out with a knee injury.

Teams in full

Arsenal - Ospina, Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Chambers, Monreal, Xhaka, Wilshere, Ramsey, Ozil, Aubameyang

Subs: Cech, Kolasinac, Mertesacker, Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Iwobi, Welbeck

Manchester City - Bravo, Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Danilo, Fernandinho, Silva, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Sane, Aguero

Subs: Ederson, Stones, Laporte, Bernardo, Zinchenko, Foden, Jesus

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