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The Carabao Cup question 0

Posted on September 17, 2020 by Harry Kettle

It’s been confirmed by the club that Arsenal will officially begin their Carabao Cup journey next Wednesday when they lock horns with fellow Premier League side Leicester City. While some fans are excited to see some fringe players start or play some kind of role, which seems like what is going to happen, others have questioned whether or not the Carabao Cup should even be happening this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’re definitely in the camp of believing the Carabao Cup shouldn’t really exist in its current form for the 2020/21 campaign, and we’re not entirely sure why they’ve gone ahead with it (well, we do – money).

Arsenal face Leicester in Carabao Cup third round 0

Posted on September 07, 2020 by Harry Kettle

The big focus for English football fans right now is the return of the Premier League, Championship and subsequent lower leagues below that – with most things getting underway this weekend. Alas, while that is certainly viewed as the most important thing of all, there’s also the Carabao Cup to worry about.

The secondary competition is so often pushed to one side and given a bad reputation, and it’s only ever really taken seriously when teams are able to do well in it. This year we can’t picture Mikel Arteta putting too much focus on prioritising the League Cup, but if he does, he’ll be taking note of the fact that the Gunners’ first game will be Leicester City in the third round.

Reactions to Ozil’s performance against Liverpool 0

Posted on October 31, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Mesut Ozil made his third start of the season in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup away to Liverpool on Wednesday, and he was one of the standout performers in both teams, despite Arsenal failing to move on to the next round. It was certainly a thrilling game, given it saw 10 goals scored, and it eventually came down to penalties in which Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher managed to save the effort of Dani Ceballos, providing an advantage his teammates capitalized on.

Arsenal lose Carabao Cup classic to Liverpool on penalties 0

Posted on October 31, 2019 by Harry Kettle

After one of the craziest Carabao Cup games in recent memory last night, Arsenal were beaten 5-4 on penalties by Liverpool at Anfield. It was one of those encounters that will be remembered long into the future of the competition, and the funniest part of it all is neither team put out a full first team. Both sides had notable senior players starting the game, and if pushed for a pick out of the two, we’d argue Arsenal were slightly stronger than Liverpool.

Liverpool vs Arsenal – Preview 0

Posted on October 30, 2019 by Harry Kettle

The Premier League returns this weekend but before all of that, we’re going to take a deep dive into the Carabao Cup. The competition often receives a great deal of stick for being unimportant, but the truth of the matter is that it serves as another opportunity for teams to win some silverware and lift a trophy up high at Wembley.

Two sides who will be amongst the favourites to do just that are Liverpool and Arsenal, who are set to meet at Anfield later tonight with the winner progressing to the quarter-final stage of the competition. There are going to be different priorities bouncing back and forth between the two clubs this season, but either way, we’re expecting a pretty strong game between the top six sides on Merseyside.

Arsenal draw Nottingham Forest in Carabao Cup 0

Posted on August 29, 2019 by Harry Kettle

When it comes to the importance of the four competitions Arsenal will feature in this season, you could certainly make the argument that the Carabao Cup is going to be at the bottom of the pile. Of course, we all know it as the League Cup, but sponsorship reasons continue to ensure that money takes a firm grip on the world of football.

Arsenal investigate discriminatory and violent behaviour 0

Posted on December 20, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have opened an investigation into alleged “discriminatory and violent” behaviour of their fans on the stands of the Emirates Stadium during the Carabao Cup defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur.

The club have issued a statement to the Independent:

“We are aware of the alleged incident and are currently investigating.

“We do not tolerate any anti-social, discriminatory or violent behaviour at Arsenal Football Club. Anyone identified will receive a lengthy club ban and their details will be passed to the Police to commence legal proceedings.

Burnley may not be easy opponents for Arsenal 0

Posted on December 20, 2018 by David Nugent

As the dust settles on Wednesday night’s 2-0 defeat against Tottenham in the Carabao Cup quarter-final, there is little time to waste in thinking about the Arsenal’s next encounter. Unai Emery’s side has the chance to bounce in Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off against Burnley at the Emirates Stadium. On paper, it looks like an ideal game for the Gunners, but in truth, it may not be so easy.

Burnley’s recent record could be deceptive

Burnley heads to north London on the back of four defeats in their last five Premier League matches. Sean Dyche’s team are in the relegation zone and enduring a nightmare campaign.

Arsenal & Tottenham make a plea to the fans 0

Posted on December 19, 2018 by Harry Kettle

This was always going to happen, and to be perfectly honest, we’re surprised it didn’t happen sooner. As we all know Arsenal will battle bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates tonight, with the end goal being (obviously) to progress into the final four of the Carabao Cup. However, in many ways, that isn’t the real story.

The real story is that both sides have made a plea to their fans, insisting that they don’t engage in any poor behaviour and instead choose to focus on the football itself. It’s a message that we all know not everyone is going to follow, because unfortunately, that’s the nature of the derby. It stirs up emotions in fans that they previously thought were dormant, with their 4-2 classic from earlier on in the season serving as proof of that.

Arsenal v Tottenham Carabao Cup Preview 0

Posted on December 18, 2018 by David Nugent

On Wednesday night, Arsenal host north London rivals Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium in the last eight of the Carabao Cup.

The Gunners head into this clash on the back of a 3-2 defeat at Southampton that ended their 22-game unbeaten record in all competitions. This competition would not usually be high on the Arsenal priority list. However, the fact that the opponents are Tottenham gives this an extra edge.

Arsenal were defeated finalists in last year’s competition, as they were beaten 3-0 at Wembley by Manchester City. The Gunners will at least be looking to make it to the last four of the competition this season.

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