The Man City manager Roberto Mancini is incensed that the FA have scheduled both his team and Liverpool to play in the League Cup Quarterfinals just two days after facing each other in the Premier League, in fact he thinks that the players should have a formal protest and he personally should pick schoolkids to face Arsenal.
Sitting uncomfortably in 18th position in the Premiership table after winning just two of their last nine league games, Bolton have been regarded by some as a fairly simple challenge for Arsenal in tonight’s Carling Cup fourth round.
It seems that Arsene Wenger has finally remembered signing Park Chu-Young in August, the Korean looking set to start in the Carling Cup against Bolton on Tuesday.
The Arsenal defender Johann Djourou was one of the players at fault as the Gunners lost to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, but he is adamant that the team have to bounce back by beating Shrewsbury in the Carling Cup match on Tuesday.
Samir Nasri still looks back with regret at his team’s Carling Cup final loss. It was arguably the moment Arsenal’s season started to unravel, after the loss to Birmingham the Gunners were dumped out of the Champions League, the FA Cup and faltered in the chase for the Premier League.