We all know the usual drill with Arsenal in the Capital One Cup, or whatever name it had in the past, as Arsene Wenger tends to use the competition, especially in the earlier rounds, to give the young Gunners and fringe players some valuable game time and experience.
But the game tomorrow at the Emirates might be different. With Southampton coming to town, Arsenal are facing strong opposition, who have no European games to worry about and so their manager Ronald Koeman may want to keep the team that has been doing so well recently, together.
And I know that players like Abou Diaby, Hector Bellerin, Tomas Rosicky, Francis Coqelin and Joel Campbell need some time on the pitch, while a few from the academy would love the chance to play for the first team. The problem for Wenger, however, is that he will not want to lose the momentum of that win at Aston Villa.
After a slow start to the season, the Gunners finally got going on Saturday and the Frenchman will want to keep that up, with some tough looking games ahead, starting with the north London derby against Tottenham on Saturday. So I think there will be some players getting a rest, but I also think that Wenger will try to put out a pretty strong side. What would you do Gooners?