Arsene Wenger is likely to ring the changes to the Arsenal team for the Capital One cup game this week, although after losing our last two games and having to face our local rivals Tottenham in the cup, he is likely to resist his usual tactic of playing a lot of young Gunners.
It remains to be seen just how strong a side Arsenal will be faced with in out away game with Tottenham in the Capital One cup, but I suspect that their main striker Harry Kane will be in the starting line up. That might not be too much of a worry to most Arsenal fans, as the Spurs centre forward has yet to score for his club this season, but I think we need to be very wary indeed.
It does appear to be good news about the knee injury picked up by Francis Coquelin in the Arsenal game at Chelsea, with the early rumours suggesting that the midfielder could be out for a month proving to be wrong. But even though Coquelin should be back in action very soon, he will not be available for the Capital One cup game against Tottenham tomorrow.
Unless you consider the chance to beat your local rivals again a bit of good luck, Arsenal will not be too happy with our first draw in the Capital One Cup. Not only have we drawn a Premier League club in our north London rivals Tottenham, but we will have to go to White Hart Lane in a few weeks.
Southampton loss no disaster by Sam P
Don’t get me wrong, Arsenal wanted to win this game and stay in the Capital One, or League cup. Arsene Wenger has a pretty strong squad to pick from so even though he made a lot of changes, he would have hoped the players that came in would have been able to beat Southampton at home.
JustArsenal’s Mr Admin was generously invited by Huawei to this game at the Emirates, so we were wined and dined before the action started. But we were given excellent seats to watch the action from the start.
Taken with my new Huawei Arsenal Smartphone before the game!
As expected, it is a much changed Arsenal starting line-up that Arsene Wenger has picked for the third round visit of Southampton in the Capital One Cup. The big news, though, and something that should put a smile on all of our faces, is the return of Abou Diaby, as the most unlucky Frenchman in football makes his first senior start in 19 months.
The signing of David Ospina was one of the least talked about Arsenal transfers of the summer, but I think that the capture of the Colombia international for around £3 million from the French club Nice was a very good pice of business from Arsene Wenger.