Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Vin: Arsenal Rematch Is Gunner Be Tough

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Vin: Arsenal Rematch Is Gunner Be Tough

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VINCENT Kompany has brought City's celebrating cup heroes back down to earth ahead of Thursday's re-match with Arsenal.

The Blues beat the Gunners 3-0 in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday and now head to the Emirates for a Premier League tussle, four days later.

And Kompany reminded the rest of the team what happened last time they won the League Cup at Wembley, by beating Liverpool in 2016.

Three days later they had to go to Anfield for a league game - and promptly lost 3-0. "We got spanked," said Kompany, whose goal was vital in killing off Arsenal's resistance.

And he said that the Scousers' revenge is at the front of their minds as they head to Arsenal - another venue where City have a sparse record down the years.

"Experience is a great thing, so we will handle it by mentioning that this is what happened and then by not forgetting how we got there. …

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