Official: 21-year-old replace Mkhitaryan in Arsenal’s starting XI

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While Manchester City look to claim their second League Cup triumph in three years on Sunday, Arsene Wenger will be looking to prove he still has what it takes to bring trophies to North London.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is cup-tied for the match, meaning Wenger will likely have to choose from either Iwobi or Danny Welbeck to complete the front three. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has played on the wing in France and Germany, but it seems unlikely Wenger would shift his new front man out wide after his big money move.

Choosing between the promising 21-year-old and the 36-cap Englishman isn’t exactly the embarrassment of riches on hand to Pep Guardiola; the Arsenal pair have managed just eight goals between them in all competitions this season.

But both players would offer more defensive support than either Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette, which could make them so important in Sunday’s final. Iwobi has the skill and directness to beat players one-on-one, while Welbeck certainly has more of an eye for goal.

So, Arsenal fans, who would you start on the left wing on Sunday? Let us know by voting below…

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