After registering a convincing 2-0 win over Leeds United in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup, the Gunners now march on to the quarter-finals of the tournament. With this win, Mikel Arteta’s side not only moved to the next round, but also are eight matches unbeaten in all competitions so far.
So far, Arsenal have kept a clean sheet in all the matches they have played in the Carabao Cup and have scored an astonishing 11 goals in just 3 games, asserting their dominance in the competition. The Gunners also became the first team to go through the fourth round of the cup, this happened because all the other ties resulted in draws after 90 minutes.
Therefore, all of them went to penalty shootouts, with Chelsea and Sunderland getting the better of Southampton and Queens Park Rangers respectively.
When is the next Carabao Cup draw?
The draw for the quarter-finals of the cup will take place on 30th October, Saturday at 10:30 am BST/ 15:00 pm IST.
Which team can Arsenal face in the next round of the Carabao Cup?
Arsenal’s potential Carabao Cup quarter-final opponents are Brentford, Chelsea, Leicester, Liverpool, Sunderland, Tottenham, and David Moyes’s West Ham United. The tournament will see a new winner for the first time in five years after West Ham United defeated Manchester City in a thrilling penalty shoot-out.
Sunderland will certainly be the underdogs and ones to watch out for, as they are the lowest-ranked team amongst the 8 teams that remain in the tournament. Their manager, Lee Johnson commented that “I’d love to have Arsenal away or Tottenham away, or someone like that,” Johnson said. “Then we will wait for the really big guns when it is two legs.”
After having a fantastic start, the Gunners would certainly hope to continue their good form of run in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup as well. That being said, Arsenal now face Leicester City up next in the Premier League, as Mikel Arteta and his players eye a victory away from home.