While Arsenal’s 6-0 win over West Bromwich Albion in the League Cup was nice to see, it doesn’t mean a whole lot if they don’t go on to have a properly decent run in the competition. If they’re going to do so, they’ll have to tackle an opponent that, on paper, they should be even more likely to defeat in the form of AFC Wimbledon.
The League One mid-table side will obviously see this as a golden opportunity to upset the established order but in truth, Arsenal shouldn’t be seeing this as anything other than a nailed on victory. The game has been confirmed to take place on Wednesday, 22nd September with a 7.45pm kick-off and if Mikel Arteta is still in charge by then, it’ll be the sort of game he’ll be expected to succeed in.
Two weeks is a long time in football especially with the international break coming to an end. Things can shift and change in many different directions but ultimately, Arsenal need to start finding joy in a season that’s unravelling quicker than most would’ve anticipated.
If they can find it against Wimbledon and move one step closer to Wembley, then just go for it.
Can Arsenal progress to the next round?