Arsenal’s 22-match unbeaten run came to an end at Southampton on Sunday, with the Gunners falling to a 3-2 loss on the south coast. Having already overcome Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium this month, they’ll be confident of doing so again in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup clash.
Following that 4-2 loss at Arsenal, Spurs have won their last three league games and successfully secured their spot in the next round of the Champions League with a 1-1 draw at Barcelona and they’ll be looking to progress to the next round of a second cup competition in the space of a week in north London.
Mauricio Pochettino will hope to maintain the club’s unbeaten run and in their desperate hope for silverware, will be looking to secure their semi-final spot at Arsenal’s expense. However, Unai Emery has proven himself to be an astute cup manager in the past and we could see a second classic encounter between these two in the space of a couple of weeks that may go all the way at the Emirates.
Arsenal- Hector Bellerin sustained a knock in the 3-2 loss at Southampton on Sunday and could miss out, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Sead Kolasinac will be assessed. Bet Now
Rob Holding, Danny Welbeck, Konstantinos Mavropanos and Emile Smith-Rowe are all ruled out, however.
Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi are both available for selection after missing the defeat at Southampton through suspension.
Juan Foyth is part of the squad, while Davinson Sanchez has returned to training, and their availability is a huge boost to Mauricio Pochettino, with Jan Vertonghen out until the New Year with a thigh issue.
Harry Winks played no part in the 1-0 win over Burnley and should come in, while Son Heung-Min and Christian Eriksen may return to the starting XI, with the latter coming off the bench to bag a late winner.
Paulo Gazzaniga has featured in Spurs’ two previous Carabao Cup games this season and may continue in his place as their cup goalkeeper.
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