Manchester City cruised to their first major trophy under Pep Guardiola after they cruised to a 3-0 Carabao Cup final victory against a feeble Arsenal side.
The runaway Premier League leaders were always going to be favourites to win the game, however, they didn’t have to get out of second gear as the Gunners produced yet another flaccid display.
Arsenal did have a great chance to open the scoring early on, only for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to fail to score from point-blank range, albeit after a last-dtich challenge from Kyle Walker.
On 18 minutes, City would eventually open the scoring, after Arsenal failed to deal with a punt from Claudio Bravo, leaving Sergio Aguero to deftly lift the ball over David Ospina.
The Gunners claimed that Shkodran Mustafi had been nudged off the ball by Aguero. However, the strapping German showed a total lack of physical strength or nous, with his fellow centre-halves also missing in action for the goal.
The Citizens started to dominate against an Arsenal side bereft of either guile or fight, with Mesut Ozil for one, anonymous.
City’s second goal would come just before the hour-mark, with veteran captain Vincent Kompany getting on the scoresheet after he diverted an Ilkay Gundogan effort into the back of the net.
Arsenal were dead and buried now, and as their fans started to head for the Wembley exits, the Citizens scored again, this time courtesy of David Silva, who turned Calum Chambers before firing past Ospina.
The game would end 3-0 to the Mancunian giants, who strolled to victory against an utterly dismal Arsenal side.
The victory sees Guardiola pick up his first major trophy with City, with the Premier League and possibly the Champions League to come.
As for Arsene Wenger, his failure to prepare his team either tactically or mentally for a final is inexcusable but not all that surprising.
Surely, come the start of next season, the Frenchman will be gone? (He should’ve gone when Arsenal were battered 8-2 at Old Trafford in 2011 IMO)