Arsene Wenger has kept to his policy of playing his second (or third) string Arsenal side in the League Cup, and so I am not in the slightest bit surprised that he has named this XI tonight. I am glad that we will see Matt Macey make his debut for the Gunners after 4 years of playing for the reserves and sitting hopefully on the bench for first team games. I am honestly looking forward to seeing him perform at last.
Debuchy, Elneny and Holding performed well last week, despite being nowhere near the first team, and it will be good to see Coquekin and Wilshere running the show in midfield.
Reiss Nelson and Maitland-Niles are given another chance to shine, and Walcott, Giroud and Iwobi should surely be able to cop with the Championship high-flyers….
Hopefully we will get so far in front that even the youth players in our reserves may even get a chance. This could be interesting!
So here is the official Arsenal team tonight….
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 24, 2017