This is how the teams shaped up for the big occasion:
City XI: Bravo, Walker, Kompany (c), Otamendi, Danilo, Fernandinho, Silva, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Sane, Aguero
Subs: Ederson, Stones, Laporte, Bernardo, Zinchenko, Foden, Jesus
Arsenal XI: Ospina, Bellerin, Chambers, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Xhaka, Wilshere, Ramsey, Ozil, Aubameyang
Subs: Cech, Mertesacker, Kolasinac, Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Iwobi, Welbeck
In the pre-game, Pep said: “We are now involved in three [competitions] so we are going, of course, to win.
“The team is stable, it’s been stable all season. The good moments come and there’ll be another one.
“We lost. Congratulations again to Wigan but now we are going to play a final. It is a moment to enjoy and be serious.”