Tonight we get down to the real business in the prestigious EFL cup (English Football League Cup) and we of course expect to beat lowly Reading, don’t we?
The last two times reading have reached this stage they have been eliminated by the mighty Arse, one of those was a thrilling 7-5 in 2012, however, the Gunners last two home games in this competition have ended in defeats.
Expect large changes in the team selection tonoght with Akpom, Jeff, Maitland-Niles and Rob Holding coming out to play. Zhaka will also be absent due to his 3 match suspension.
I expect some of the big guns to be on the bench….. just incase, so Sanchez, Ozil and Walcott will be included. Ospina back in goal instead of Cech. Perez will probably get a game but I think something more than a sore toe is keeping the french poof out of the team so don’t expect to see his well groomed coif tonight. There has also been no news on the injury to Santi, so prepare for the worst on him.
It’s an opportunity to rest some of our tired players and progress to the next round with an easy win…. or will it?