It looks, on paper at least, like a breeze through to the next round of the Carabao cup for Arsenal tonight, as in Doncaster we are faced with a side languishing down near the bottom of League One and they have not won any of their last six league matches.
As the late, great manager Brian Clough once said, though, football is not played on paper it is played on grass. There is always the chance of an upset, especially if one team thinks they only have to turn up to win. And another former great of the managerial word could have a say on tonight’s proceedings, because the man in charge of our opponents tonight is Darren Ferguson, son of Arsene Wenger’s old nemesis from Manchester United.
As reported by Sky Sports, the Doncaster boss has already admitted that he will be talking to his famous father and getting some valuable advice about Wenger and Arsenal and the best way to cause us problems.
That is not the only possible cause for concern from an Arsenal point of view either, because Doncaster may be struggling in the league this season but their cup games have been another matter. The last game they won was the one which got them to this game at the Emirates and the fact that they beat Hull City who were a Premier League team last season should not be ignored.
So could their cup heroics and the Ferguson effect cause problems for Arsenal this evening?